What is the best way to migrating 'Attachment data' from exisitng Confluence installation to new installation


I need to migrate Confluence from AWS to On-premise.

1) I installed same version on my new server and installed MySQL on a DB server.

2) Took a DB dump from EBS and imported it into my new DB server using Workbench

3) Now, how do I copy the attachments that is on the File system to my new installation?

I would have SCPed / rsynced the dir over the network but the challenge here is the size. I got 480gig of attachments!!


How do I copy the attachments onto my new Confulence's Home directory, so that I can proceed with the installation steps.. I am really stuck here.. Please help 

** Current Confluence Version – 5.9.8


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Hi Hitesh,

Have you looked into Amazon Snowball? Amazon will load the data onto a device they ship to you and you can attach it to your local network. There is a cost for this service, but it's an option to look at if you're not having luck with rsync.  https://aws.amazon.com/importexport/

Hi Daniel,

Thanks for your response.. Yes, I am aware of that option. I just wanted to explore if there is any option other than Snowball. FYI, when I try rsync, this is the error I am seeing

rsync: change_dir "/var/atlassian/application-data/confluence" failed: Permission denied (13)

What do you think is the problem? I am assuming, it is because of the permissions over the Home Directory 'Confluence'. Could you please suggest me a workaround that can fix this problem?

Thank You smile  


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