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Move single page across confluence instances

Benjamin Sandmann Nov 11, 2013

We have numerous confluence instances throughout our organization. Due to various reasons, we can't have truly replicated state across these instances, so doing full space export/import is not an option. We typically have an issue where an employee using confluence instance A writes great content that we decide should be shared or replicated in instance B. I get that there are redundant maintenance concerns here, but assume it's a VERY static page. Again, since instance B doesn't have the same space, I can't just do a space migration, so how do I get a space subset or 1-2 pages from instance A to instance B?

I've heard this functionality was in early confluence versions, so am wondering why it was removed and if it were that means you decided there was an easier alternative for this. If the latter, what approach is recommended?


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mick davidson Nov 12, 2013


Assuming that you don't have to do this too often, I'd open the page in edit mode and copy the contents, then paste that into a new page in edit mode in your other instance.

Then add the page title and save it.

You could go mad and copy the HTML instead, assuming you can access the HTML editor in both instances.

I don't think it needs to be any more complex than that if you're only copying a few pages occassionally.


Matthew J. Horn Nov 12, 2013

If this is something you have to do on a regular basis, I would consider writing a SQL statement and modifying the database directly. Not an easy task, but once you get it, it can be re-used with parameters. The reason I think this might be worth the effort is because of the chance of errors when doing manual copy/paste of multiple pages, images, and attachments.

Benjamin Sandmann Nov 12, 2013


Thanks for taking the time to comment. Copy & Paste was a natural choice for us as well, but it becomes much more difficult when dealing with multiple pages (subsets of trees) and maintanence. There are multiple avenues to screw up the content when manually moving as well, not to mention the pain migrating images and attachments. Text is easy...having interactive content, videos, images, etc., makes the migration truly difficult. It amazes me that confluence has export/import, but only at a space level.

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Jaime Hablutzel May 17, 2019

If all of these Confluence instances belong to the same organization it might be an option for you to work with only one Confluence instance and create spaces for each one of the users/teams that will be creating content.

Then, when you need to copy pages from one space to another you could be using the following default feature,

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