Terribly fundamental question re Mac

I run an all-Mac shop save for the lone token PC that runs my Confluence server (which our company could not live without!) At the time we set it up I did not see an option for running a C-server under a Mac-native environment but that seems to have changed (or I missed it at the onset). I am working my 2015 budget and would love to migrate my Confleunce install to a new MacPro... is that possible? Would the purchased plug-ins (all thru the ATlassian store) migrate as well? Many thanks.

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Yes, you can run it as a server on a Mac. But you won't be supported, and it can be a bit of a faff because you have to kick the Mac into running the right version of Java.

Once you've got it running though, the plugins and so-on are almost all platform-agnostic, they'll work fine.

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Many thanks Nic; it sounds like at present I will keep it running on the PC (support is a comfort should something wonky ever happen) - but good to know I have the option. Thanks and cheers.

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Don Willis Atlassian Team Jul 23, 2014

The vast amount of Confluence development is actually done on Macs, if that gives you any peace of mind.

It does indeed Don, thanks!

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For what it's worth, I recently did a migration of both Confluence and JIRA from Windows Server to Red Hat Linux. If you are in a position to perform this conversion, I highly recommend it. The performance improvements were significant and made supporting the system much simpler overall.

Reason I suggest this to you is the cost savings - you can install a "Red Hat-esqe" operating system such as CentOS or Fedora (or Red Hat itself if you have the budget for the license) and depending on your database back-end, the transition should be relatively seemless.

Many thanks - I will give that a look!

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