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,


2 answers

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


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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