What are the steps to roll back to previous version of confluence after successful upgrade

I want to downgrade confluence from 6.5.1 to 5.10.8. Can I know what steps i should follow?

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Always when upgrading Confluence I am following these steps:

1, Backup database

mysqldump -u <DB_USER> -p<DB_PASSWORD> <DB_NAME> -h <DB_ENDPOINT> -P<DB_PORTA> > <BACKUP_DIRECTORY>/<BACKUP_NAME>.sql

2. Backup home directory (i.e /var/atlassian/)

tar -zcvf <JIRA_HOME_DIRECTORY>.tar.gz <JIRA_HOME_PATH>/application-data

3. Backup installation directory (i.e /opt/atlassian/)

tar -zcvf <JIRA_INSTALL>.tar.gz <JIRA_INSTALL_PATH>/jira

 

When doing the downgrade you need to:

1. Stop Confluence

2. Restore Database from backup

3. Restore home directory from backup

4. Restore installation directory from backup

5. Start confluence

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To "roll back" to the previous version, you restore the backups you took before you upgraded.  Installation directory, database and home directory, in full.

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