Upgrade Confluence 2.10.2 to 5.4.1


we are using Confluence 2.10.2 atm and would like to upgrade to version 5.4.1.

What`s the best way(simply way) to upgrade?

Thanks for any help

2 answers

1 accepted

0 vote

That's rather a large jump in versions, and there's some hiccups.

The best thing you can do is plan for doing at least two phases as the absolute minimum you should to is to take 2.10 to 3.5 and then 3.5 to 5.x - it's really not funny trying to upgrade 3.4 or below to 4 or 5 without going to 3.5 first.

Basic principles though:

  • Read all the release notes and upgrade instructions for each step. 2.10 -> 3.0, 3.0 -> 3.1, 3.1 -> 3.2 and so-on. You'll find the upgrade instructions are quite similar, and you need the release notes just to make sure you understand all the changes you will experience
  • Test it. All of it. On test kit, obviously
  • Watch out for plugins - each one that is not part of the core bundle needs to be checked for relevance, compatibility, licencing and upgrade process. In most cases, the best upgrade route is to actually disable them, upgrade the core data and then install the latest valid versions, but that might not be true for all of them. You may find some won't work on later Confluences, in which case you'll need to work out how to live without them. Some may no longer be needed at all. Some might break in spectacular ways.

Hi Nic,

thank you very much for your comment. I will try it.

Suggest an answer

Log in or Sign up to answer
How to earn badges on the Atlassian Community

How to earn badges on the Atlassian Community

Badges are a great way to show off community activity, whether you’re a newbie or a Champion.

Learn more
Community showcase
Posted Jul 10, 2018 in Confluence

We want to see the templates you've created in Confluence!

Hi Community, Jessica here from the Confluence Product Marketing team!  July’s community challenge is all about sharing pictures  — and as an extension of our first post on what ...

915 views 23 12
Join discussion

Atlassian User Groups

Connect with like-minded Atlassian users at free events near you!

Find a group

Connect with like-minded Atlassian users at free events near you!

Find my local user group

Unfortunately there are no AUG chapters near you at the moment.

Start an AUG

You're one step closer to meeting fellow Atlassian users at your local meet up. Learn more about AUGs

Groups near you