We moved from the cloud to a on-premise confluence (version 5.9.1-OD-65-062. plus JIRA v6.4.11). I have been told that we can move to 5.9.1, but I am hesitant to do so. Do anyone have experience with this? Can it work? will I lose any functionality by doing this?
I have also heard told that I would have to wait for a 5.9.10 version, but I really want to get away from the OD version
It actually depends on the Build Number of your 5.9.1-OD version. In summary Rodrigo's answer is correct, we need to wait for a newer Major version to be able to upgrade, however, I myself was able to upgrade a atlassian-confluence-5.9.1-OD-2015.39.1-0001 to Confluence Server 5.9.1 since the server version had a build number bigger than the OD one:
atlassian-confluence-5.9.1-OD-2015.39.1-0001 -> Build Number = 6170
Confluence Server 5.9.1 -> Build Number = 6207
In this case you can check your confluence.cfg.xml file to make sure whether the Build Number is lower than 6207. If so, make sure to save a backup copy of your database and home directory and go ahead with the upgrade, otherwise you'll need to wait for a newer version to be released.
I hope it helps.
You must upgrade to the next major version of Confluence. It could be 5.10.x or 6.0.x version. You cannot go from 5.9.1 OD to a 5.9.1 server since their build numbers are different. The OD build version is on a higher value, even if the server is using the exact same version.
According to the cloud migration to server documentation:
You must upgrade to a standard Confluence Server release as soon as one is available. For example if you installed 5.5-OD-23, you must upgrade to 5.6 when it is released. Cloud ('OD') releases are supported, but only until the next Confluence Server release is available.
I hope this helps.
As Adrien suggested, you can install the 5.9.1 version in a spare server, create an XML export from the 5.9.1 OD and import it later in your brand new staging server.
You can also generate a developer license in https://my.atlassian.com and use it for test purposes without any problems.
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