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Team Calendar cloud migration

When migrating from confluence server to cloud, what's the best way to deal with existing calendars? 

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It is on the Cloud Roadmap | Atlassian to be supported by Q2 2021.

Robert Horan Marketplace Partner Jun 17, 2021

Any news?

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This is very painful that Atlassian is forcing us to migrate now while their tools to enable that migration have slipped past the deadline.

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Shannon S Atlassian Team Jun 03, 2019

Hello Jonathan,

Thank you for contacting us about this.

The best way to migrate your calendars is to recreate them in Confluence Cloud using the .ics URL.

Essentially, you'll export your calendars to .ics format, and then import them again. However, I do want you to be aware of a current bug that I ran into myself when doing this for my own instance: 

If your calendar contains any custom event types, which it likely does, then these will be converted to default events. You will need to manually recreate your custom event types and then apply these once again to your events. If you have recurring events then please make sure to modify all events and not just the single event, and it should apply the change to each recurring day.

Do let me know if you have any questions about this.

Regards,

Shannon

Jason Wong Atlassian Team Dec 10, 2020

Note that CONFCLOUD-49097 custom event types has now been fixed! 

The work was logged here CONFCLOUD-68823 - ICS Import of a Team Calendar with multiple event types results in a calendar with just one event type 

This issue is now fixed. When importing a calendar with custom event types, the event types are now retained after import.

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Has anyone that has used the export/import method noticed that it does not carry over the person field for who the event is assigned to? wondering if its a known issue or just something we are facing.

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Robert Horan Marketplace Partner Jul 06, 2022

@Darren Newberry  - this is a known issue.  I was trying to find a ticket but can't. There's no way I know of currently to export this information.

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Hi @Shannon S ,

My company is migrating all our Team Calendars data from Confluence Server to Cloud.

Could you tell if the workaround you are providing keeps the person field data safe ? Moreover is there any workaround to migrate seamlessly all our calendars to the Cloud ?

 

Thanks in advance.

We found Atlassian's calendar migration tools riddled with errors and design flaws: while Atlassian has no hesitation shoving customers to the Cloud, they don't provide the tools they promised to support that migration.

We exported our Confluence Server calendars to .ics and loaded them in Google Calendar.  We lost some fields in the migration — but bizarrely retained a lot more data than when we tried migrating from Confluence Server to Confluence Cloud.

We ditched Confluence Calendars, switched to Google Calendars, and never looked back.  You may find similar "success" with Outlook or another calendar system that can import .ics.

Good luck — you're going to need it.

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We are Just a week into post migration and am starting to find more and more issues. :-(

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Here is the solution that Atlassian offered.

The good news is that we have a team-calendars migration script. Full details are in the README of the script posted here:

https://bitbucket.org/atlassianlabs/team-calendars/src/master/

warning: Please note that this is not an officially supported tool/script, so this is intended to be used as-is with thorough testing until an official migration method is released.

That way we expect to see better results and all the team Calendars migrated successfully to your cloud site!

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Hi @Darren Newberry , please could you tell me what errors you have found while using the Atlassian solution with team-calendars migration script ? I am about to try it but some people complain on the efficiency of that script. Thanks in advance.

Been reading over the documentation and even for me as a seasoned IT veteran it is a bit complex.  And my environment does not lend it self to having the ability to install python to run the script so I am still trying to figure out how to execute it.  I will report back when I was able to run it.  Please do the same.

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Robert Horan Marketplace Partner Jul 11, 2022

Agreed with @Darren Newberry  - not everyone has the ability to work with scripts.  However, the share and the effort that went into this solution are very much appreciated!

This is one of those times that remind me that I need to learn Python, and maybe pick up some other scripting experience.  

(free time always being the limiting factor)

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