Programmatically Export Space to HTML

Hello there,

Currently, under Space Tools -> Content Tools -> Export -> Export HTML, i export all the Space and import then into another tool.

But i need to to it manually.

 Is there a way i can programmatically execute this task?



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Stephen Deutsch Community Champion Sep 10, 2014

Hi Vitor,

Since you are on OnDemand, I would recommend you use the xmlrpc api, which is very easy to use with python.  You can use the exportSpace method ( to export multiple spaces.  Here is an example of a python script that should save all personal spaces (although I changed it real quick and didn't have a chance to test it out), so you should be able to use it for reference:

import xmlrpclib
import time
import urllib
confluencesite = "http://localhost:8090"
server = xmlrpclib.ServerProxy(confluencesite + '/rpc/xmlrpc')
username = 'admin'
password = 'secret'
token = server.confluence2.login(username, password)
loginString = "?os_username=" + username + "&os_password=" + password
filelist = ""
start = True
spacesummary = server.confluence2.getSpaces(token)
for space in spacesummary:
    #if space['name'] == "Problem Space":
    #    start = True
    #    continue
    if start:
        if space['type'] == 'personal':
            print "Exporting user " + space['name']
            spaceDownloadUrl = server.confluence2.exportSpace(token, space['key'], "TYPE_XML")
            filename = spaceDownloadUrl.split('/')[-1].split('#')[0].split('?')[0]
            urllib.urlretrieve (spaceDownloadUrl + loginString, filename)
            print filename + " saved."
            f = open("exportedspaces.txt", 'a')
            f.write(filename + "\n")

If you run into a space that has a problem with export, just change start to false, uncomment the three lines, and put the name of the space in place of "Problem Space".  If you want to export all global spaces instead, change the space['type'] to 'global'.  Hope that's helpful!

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Davin Studer Community Champion Sep 10, 2014

The Confluence Command Line Interface can do what you are looking for.

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Or try the Plugin Scroll HTML Exporter.

  • The export ist better.
  • You can customize it.
  • You can use a REST API to initiate and retrive a fresh generated export.

We like it very much and export whole spaces on a regular basis for an offline emergeny handbook.

- Steffen


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