We need to upgrade Confluence 5.5 to the latest stable version of Confluence. We are looking for suggestions on the best way to do this. Should we just:
1. Stop Confluence
2. Take a backup of the database
3. Download the Confluence 6 executable
4. Run the upgrade
5. Restart Confluence
What about plugins? What other gotcha's should we be watching out for?
As Boris said, always do a test upgrade on a staging server.
You can check if compatible upgrades to your plugins are available for the new confluence version in the add-on manager.
Check if you need to buy a licence. Sometimes plugins change from a free version to a non-free version.
Check your system environment: Do you need java upgrades, database upgrades, etc? Check the End of support announcements / upgrade guides of each confluence version you skip.
The configuration of the connector parameters might have changed. Check if the parameters are still valid.
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