use database backup for new install after reinstalling operating system

I have reinstalled the operating system on my virtual server with a different os. Then I installed confluence using the installer, installation succeeded. Now I point my browser to the confluence site and I can enter the license and setup database connection. I created a database user for confluence on my local mysql installation and imported the confluence-db backup. When I configure confluence to use the database containing the backup, I get the error message:

The following error(s) occurred:

Confluence tables already exist in the selected database.

The problem that I see is that a) the backup should contain my old pages and b) the server-id is stored in the old db, so I really want to use the backup.

How is it possible to use the backup database in the new installation?

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Hi Torsten!

I suggest you to install Confluence in a new and clean database.

After your Confluence is successfully installed, you can edit your <confluence-home>/confluence.cfg.xml to change the database, putting the name of the backup database on the property tag:

Example:

<property name="hibernate.connection.url">jdbc:mysql://localhost/BackupDatabaseName?sessionVariables=storage_engine%3DInnoDB</property>

Hope it helps!!

Thanks Bruna,

that did solve my problem. I did not change the config, but instead droped the database after clean install and loaded my backup with the same name. Everything seems to work.

Thanks,

Torsten

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