Where is the 32 bit linux Confluence installation (for server) option ?


On the Confluence download page: https://www.atlassian.com/software/confluence/download there isn't an option to download 32 bit linux. Previous versions of Confluence do have the option to download for 32 bit linux, if you look at: https://atlassian.com/software/confluence/download-archives, but the latest version of Confluence is not listed here.

Please enable this option for the latest Confluence version again. I would like to install 6.X.X on my 32 bit linux server, but I can't download the installation file.

How can I obtain the installation file for 32 bit linux ?


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You don't.  Atlassian dropped support for 32 bit installers from 6.0 onwards.  There's a mention of it in the early access notes, and at https://confluence.atlassian.com/doc/confluence-6-0-upgrade-notes-844235311.html#Confluence6.0UpgradeNotes-32-bitinstallersnotavailable  You'll need a manual install from tar.gz

See https://jira.atlassian.com/browse/CONF-42817 too

Thanks for that info. It basically passed me by. Annoying that this won't be supported.

I looked at the manual installation. It doesn't look simple. It wasn't simple upgrading even when using the installer ! I still had to manually update some files.

Basically, I'm a home user, I don't need to have a production version of Confluence up and running all the time. I just need a simple as possible upgrade procedure, but I haven't found that yet. Do I really have to install to a new directory, and point to this new install/upgrade ? Can I not just unzip straight over the "old" version of Confluence ? Anyone know of a simple upgrade procedure for a home user where Confluence outage during an upgrade is not an issue ? ... I don't need to back up (I have backups already scheduled). Basically I'm OK unzipping a package over an existing install, I just want the upgrade to be as automated as possible, and then I'll likely have to manual update some config files afterwards (like my start up plugin delay etc etc). I don't care if my confluence is down when I do this (I'm the only user !)

I've also not looked yet, but is JIRA going this way too ? I hope not. Both Confluence and JIRA I find difficult and time consuming to upgrade in a linux environment, so I really don't want to to get more time consuming and easy to make a mistake.

I suspect it's because the world is moving to 64 bit.

The (relatively) simple process for you would indeed be to unzip the archive to a new location, check it works empty, without looking at your existing data, and then copy the home directory from the old install to the new one.   This should cause it to read your data and upgrade it all automatially.

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