My dilemma is that I am a sole trader maintaining a personal wiki in Confluence 5.10.8 on PostgreSQL and every 5 or so years I need to migrate that to a new laptop.
I have no skills in administering PostgreSQL and no wish to acquire them because I do not use this or any other DBMS for any other purpose.
So far my outlay has been $10 per year for a starter license which has been excellent value.
I've just started reading about Confluence Cloud which I believe I could access for $100 per year as 1 user.
Rather than me spending many hundreds of dollars and much time finding someone to take my Confluence 5.10.8 / PostgreSQL 9.2 database from a Windows 7 SP1 laptop and moving it to a Windows 10 for Workstations laptop at the latest Atlassian recommended Confluence / PostgreSQL versions, I am wondering whether it may be prudent for me to upload it to a Confluence Cloud account instead?
If so, is it as simple as me asking Atlassian to upload my Confluence/PostgreSQL data and start serving it to me on Confluence Cloud for $100 per year?
@Graemethis is a good move. Things you need to consider are,
I hope this help. You can also read this KB article ( https://confluence.atlassian.com/cloud/plan-your-confluence-server-to-cloud-migration-973480176.html ) it is written as enterprise focused but it can you many insights.
I am a Confluence (Server) Administrator for 3 years in my company and maintain a lot of Wikis. I also wanted to use the Cloud version for my personal Wiki and was willing to spend $100 per year. Unfortunately Cloud is a complete different product with different features, different editor and different user experience. I was not able to find a smooth way to use it although I love using Confluence the whole day in my company.
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