how do i restart the confluence installation from the beginning

I had to reinstall confluence.  I had a DB from first install still in place.  I tried reusing and it blew up. I stop the configuration rebooted the host and drop the original DB and created a new one.  Now I just want the configuration to restart from the beginning.

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Ann Worley Atlassian Team Sep 15, 2017

When Confluence starts up it looks for the file confluence.cfg.xml in the root of the home directory (defined in the following file: <confluence_install>/confluence/WEB-INF/classes/confluence-init.properties). If it does not find the  confluence.cfg.xml file, the setup wizard will start again.

My recommendation is to define a confluence.home that points to an empty directory, to which the user running Confluence has full permissions.

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