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Minimal backup not enough

When I use the minimal backup from I find that the "space directory" is empty/missing spaces when restoring. By minimal I mean

  • <conf-home>/confluence.cfg.xml
  • <conf-home>/attachments

as your doc says. Confluence 7.0.4. Could you please verify that the minimal backup strategy is really working?

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Alexis Robert Community Leader Oct 30, 2019

Hi @Andreas Kinzler , 


this "minimal backup" actually only applies to the configuration of your Confluence instance. All the data (spaces, pages, blogs, etc) is in your database, so the minimal strategy is :

  • backup your Confluence database
  • backup these 2 configuration files


Hope this helps, 



Sorry for the misunderstanding: Of course I did backup the database. The pages seem to be there, but the Space Directory is missing items.

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