Site Restore: Confluence 4.3.1 to Confluence 5.1

Hello Guys,

I am facing a lot of difficulties in upgrading from Confluence 4.3.1 to Confluence 5.1

I have a Full Site Backup and whenever I restore that on a Confluence 5.1 Server, I can no longer log in after restore. The login prompt never goes away and I keep seeing a Spinning Wheel.

Can someone assist.


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Hi Saurabh,

Are you using an external directory? Is it reachable from the new server? You may also need to login with an internal administrator to re-configure the LDAP authentication if you're using any. This document will help you with it:


You may also need to clean the browser's cache to remove any invalid login cookie.

Best regards,
Lucas Timm

Thanks a lot.

I had to hack into Database to recover password.

Thanks again

Can someone please assist?

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