migrating spaces from download version of confluence to on-deman-version of confluence


I have problems migrating my spaces from download version of confluence to on-deman versin of confluence.

When i use "Import Space" on on deman version then the following problem occures:

The zip file did not contain an entry 'exportDescriptor.properties'. It contained: TEST-172702-12/, TEST-172702-12/attachments/, TEST-172702-12/attachments/1343507/, TEST-172702-12/attachments/1343507/2064394/, TEST-172702-12/attachments/1343507/2064394/1, __MACOSX/, __MACOSX/TEST-172702-12/, __MACOSX/TEST-172702-12/attachments/, __MACOSX/TEST-172702-12/attachments/1343507/, __MACOSX/TEST-172702-12/attachments/1343507/2064394/, __MACOSX/TEST-172702-12/attachments/1343507/2064394/._1, TEST-172702-12/entities.xml, __MACOSX/TEST-172702-12/._entities.xml, TEST-172702-12/exportDescriptor.properties, __MACOSX/TEST-172702-12/._exportDescriptor.properties, __MACOSX/._TEST-172702-12

I do have the version of confluence in both (4.3).

in that zip file is a file called "exportDescriptor.properties" so i do not knpw why confluence has a problem there.

Thanks for you help,


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Hi Stefan,

I believe that your ZIP file should contain the following only:



From the error you're getting, it seems that the ZIP file contains a folders "TEST-172702-12" and "__MACOSX"; this may be due to the compressing method in the Mac OSX.

You can either export the XML in ZIP from your standalone Confluence, or use a command line method to ZIP the files.

Hope this helps. :)

thank you,that solved the problem


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It is worth adding maybe, that according to this Atlassian Document, Windows ZIP utility should not be used but some other tool like 7ZIP is better.

Thank you @Justin Alex for the tip as I could not figure out the same problem as well. 

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