Will a fresh install using an existing database and content backup retain content/settings?

Prior to the upgrade wizard feature, we would create a version specific installation directory each time we upgraded (in the event we needed to roll back to the previous version). As you may guess, the upgrade wizard will install v4.0 within a directory called something like "confluence-v3-5-5." That being said, we would like to switch to a version independent installation directory (e.g. "confluence") so we can take advantage of the upgrade wizard for future releases.

If I perform a fresh install of v4.0 and connect it to our existing v3.5.5 database and import our latest daily backup, will that retain all of our content and settings? I know this method worked when we upgraded to the latest version of JIRA, but I wasn't sure if the same could be said for Confluence.

Unfortunately, I don't have a testing server at the moment so I'm trying to get a feel for the best possible upgrade procedure from v3.5.5 to v4.0 without having to deal with a messy installation directory or losing our data.

Thank you in advance,

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Yes, Confluence also can be upgraded like this. But always review the specific upgrade notes and set your backup safely asside. When pointing new Confluence to the old DB, you should not need to import the database anymore.

yes, this is how it works for confuence as well.

I have installed latest Confluence on my server, how can I connect it to existing Confluence SQL databases ? any guidelines and steps please share.

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