I have migrated Confluence to another server. I zipped the home and install directories an moved them and unzipped with 7-zip. Now how do I start Confluence? This is Confluence 5.5.6.
I'm still having problems trying to get confluence started. These are the steps I took.
We usually follow the steps located in this documentation. There are some points you must take when migrating to another server.
1) Is the same OS?
2) Do it contains the same user permission than the older server (this is very important, specially in Linux environments.)
3) Do the network changed when comparing to the old server (do the new server is in a new subnet?)
4) In case the network changed, can the new environment connect to the database without issues?
I usually ask myself these question in order to avoid some headache in the migration. I hope this give you some insights.
Hi Kathy, I've upvoted your question and answer so you should be able to answer sooner now.
As for the migration, I believe your best alternative in this case is to install Confluence from scratch in the new server and setup some external database ( would be good to use a bogus schema from the same database as Confluence is currently using)
After the installation is done, stop confluence service, copy over the attachments folder to the new home directory and open the Confluence.cfg.xml file inside the new home directory on the new server.
Locate the connection URL to the database and modify it to point the same database as production. ( In order for this to work, you must be using the exact same version of confluence). Also, change the username and password accordingly. Save the file and restart the instance. It should work.
For safety reasons, I recommend to perform a full backup from the database and all important confluence folders before proceeding.
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