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Redirecting page links from server to cloud after migration?

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I think the answer is "no", but that seems insane, so I have to ask...is there a reliable way to do link rewrites to connect old bookmarks from the old site to the new?

It looks like the Cloud version of Confluence uses a different format for page URLs than server did, and embeds the page ID in the URL. So instead of /spacekey/topic for most ASCII pages, you end up with /spacekey/<number>/pages/topic

That seems to make setting up a simple rewrite rule from the old server to the cloud impossible since the page numbers are obviously all different and vary by page.

I can't imagine this isn't a core requirement for doing a migration. What am I missing?

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Brant Schroeder Community Leader Sep 27, 2021

@Scott Cantor 

Most people will just redirect all pages to the main Confluence URL.  I know some individuals that have done redirects for each page but added them manually which takes a lot of time.  There is nothing that can generate the redirects for you.

I appreciate the response. There is an API usable to get the new page IDs by topic, and from there it's relatively easy to generate a flat file and use it as a rewrite table in Apache.

So if anybody else comes across this, there is a way.

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