Upgrading confluence from 5.6.3 to latest

Hi can you give me the detailed steps on upgrading from 5.6.3 to latest version . I have tried upgrading directly and have resulted in errors with the database .  I had to move the database to a different instance as well. 

1) Upgraded using the upgrade existing server during installation option

2) Database upgration done using the steps defined in 

https://confluence.atlassian.com/doc/database-setup-for-mysql-128747.html

3) Dumped existing database and followed steps in 

https://confluence.atlassian.com/kb/how-to-fix-the-collation-and-character-set-of-a-mysql-database-744326173.html

 

But still Im getting the database error when starting up . 

https://confluence.atlassian.com/x/TABrFw

 

How can i resolve it is there any step i missed ?

Every time i switch a confluence server or database it has become headache

2 answers

1 vote

Hello Rajeev,

In migrating the database, did you follow the documentation on Migrating to Another Database? I'd recommend having a look at that to make sure there's nothing you didn't miss. 

If not, can you provide a few of the error lines from your startup messages so we can have a look?

Kind Regards,
Shannon

Hi Shannon,

Im moving it to another mysql instance itself , I have given the links in my question that specifies same.

I have gone through the steps of converting the collation and now i get a different error in webpage - no error in catalina.out.

here is . atlassian-confluence.log

 

 

 Cause

java.lang.reflect.UndeclaredThrowableException
    at com.sun.proxy.$Proxy97.permissionExists(Unknown Source)

caused by: java.lang.reflect.InvocationTargetException
    at sun.reflect.GeneratedMethodAccessor368.invoke(Unknown Source)

caused by: org.springframework.dao.InvalidDataAccessResourceUsageException: could not extract ResultSet; SQL [n/a]; nested exception is org.hibernate.exception.SQLGrammarException: could not extract ResultSet
    at org.springframework.orm.hibernate5.SessionFactoryUtils.convertHibernateAccessException(SessionFactoryUtils.java:224)

caused by: org.hibernate.exception.SQLGrammarException: could not extract ResultSet
    at org.hibernate.exception.internal.SQLExceptionTypeDelegate.convert(SQLExceptionTypeDelegate.java:63)

caused by: com.mysql.jdbc.exceptions.jdbc4.MySQLSyntaxErrorException: Unknown column 'spacepermi0_.PERMALLUSERSSUBJECT' in 'field list'
    at sun.reflect.GeneratedConstructorAccessor290.newInstance(Unknown Source)

It looks like the tables in the new database are malformed.

I'd suggest following the migration instructions given by Shannon

I have followed the same instructions and the links were given in question let me try that same steps again and update you

1 vote
Ann Worley Atlassian Team Aug 16, 2017

Hi Rajeev,

It looks like the upgrade didn't get started properly because of a licensing issue - this is from the log you linked:

2017-08-16 15:13:58,506 ERROR [localhost-startStop-2] [confluence.upgrade.impl.DefaultUpgradeManager] runUpgradePrerequisites Current license is not valid: SUPPORT_EXPIRED
2017-08-16 15:14:00,232 ERROR [localhost-startStop-2] [atlassian.confluence.plugin.PluginFrameworkContextListener] launchUpgrades 1 errors were encountered during upgrade:
2017-08-16 15:14:00,232 ERROR [localhost-startStop-2] [atlassian.confluence.plugin.PluginFrameworkContextListener] launchUpgrades 1: <p>Confluence support and upgrades for your current license have expired.</p><p>Please access <a href="http://my.atlassian.com">My Atlassian</a> as the license contact and purchase a license renewal for Confluence. If you have a new license, please enter it on this <a href="$CONTEXT/fixonly/fixlicense.action">page</a> and <b>restart</b>.</p><p>Alternatively, you can continue using Confluence by rolling back to a previous version. To do this you must perform a clean installation of Confluence of the version that needs to be restored then restore the confluence home directory to its pre-upgrade state. No database restorations need to be made.</p>

You may continue the upgrade by getting an evaluation license from https://my.atlassian.com and applying it before upgrading - eventually a new license will be needed, of course. Please see: What happens when the included maintenance ends?

SEN-2919943 

I have an active  license that expires on 12 Nov 2018 

Thanks for the tip; I have updated the license key again , then restarted the tomcat . then took a copy and  tried the updgrade and its working now . No idea why it has not taken the license before.

Ann Worley Atlassian Team Aug 17, 2017

It is music to my ears that it's working now! Thanks for following up.

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