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Moving Confluence/PostgreSQL instance to new Windows 10 laptop?

I run a personal Confluence on my laptop, and have done so for 10-12 years.  Last time I moved it from my previous laptop to a new one running Windows 7 the support team helped me to move it into PostgreSQL 9.2.1.  That was probably about 7 years ago and it has run well since.  I use PostgreSQL for nothing else.  I have upgraded Confluence successfully a few times (without touching PostgreSQL underneath) and it is now at 5.7.

I now wish to move my Confluence instance and its underlying PostgreSQL data across to a new laptop and I figure that at the same time I should upgrade PostgreSQL and Confluence to their latest supported versions.

My laptop runs Windows 10 Pro for Workstations (it is a Dell Precision 7730 with 6 Cores and 32Gb RAM).

Is anyone able to recommend PostgreSQL and Confluence versions that I should install, and point me at any instructions to guide my installations and data migration?

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DPK_J Community Leader Aug 28, 2019


There are few points to ponder,

  • Postgres 9.2 is not supported by latest version of Confluence
  • Atlassian suggest upgrading instances before moving them across machines.

So, I suggest following step by step upgrade,

  1. On Current Machine
    1. Upgrade Confluence to 5.10 (it support Postgres 9.2 along with later versions 9.3, 9.4, 9.5)
    2. Upgrade Postgres to 9.5
    3. Upgrade Confluence to 6.15 (latest version)
    4. Upgrade Postgres to 9.6 (maximum version supported by confluence)
  2. Migrate to new machine.

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