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Restoring Confluence from backup & plugins

Brad Svee Jul 09, 2013

https://confluence.atlassian.com/display/DOC/Restoring+a+Site

Does not mention the plugins from the old site and whether or not they are migrated, or how to migrate them. In our first test it seems that the plugins do not come accross in a site restore.

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Brad Svee Jul 15, 2013

We found that the plugins are stored in a directory with the attachments and cleaning out the cache directories in conf_home before the first start will load them back up

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Matthew J. Horn Jul 09, 2013

I've found it helpful to keep a list of third-party plugins that we installed on Confluence, so that when we do a backup/restore we know which ones we have to re-install.

It's also helpful to keep any notes about each plugin (such as the HTML plugin -- you have to manually enable some modules to use all the functionality). Another example is the SQL plugin, which has to be configured separately.

Brad Svee Jul 09, 2013

So these seems to be a rather large gap in the process that isn't documented?

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Harry Chan Jul 15, 2013

It's probably best and recommended for larger installations anyway to do a database backup + home directory restore rather than using the XML backup method. This should carry across plugins.

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