xml export long term archive



The XML export uses an Atlassian dialect of xml for the export (as far as I know, I'm not very technical with xml). I do not think this can be used for durable archivation of information from Confluence.

As far as I know it's meant to be used for back-up or export and import in another Confluence instance.

So my question: how do I archive information from Confluence in a durable way?




2 answers

0 vote

What do you mean by "durable"?  If you keep a copy of the xml backup, and can get a Confluence of the same version (or one that can read the xml from older versions), then you can restore your information any time.

Even if you couldn't get the Confluence running, the point of xml is that it partly explains its own content, so you can extract a lot of the information in it without Confluence.

If by "durable", you just mean "long term storage", then your best bet is to write the xml out onto paper - it can last tens of thousands of years, unlike magnetic or optical media.  wink

Davin Studer Community Champion Jun 04, 2015

Also, they would probably want to keep the paper sealed in a vacuum in a dark location within a nuclear bunker.

I agree with Nic.  One other option is PDF export.

Suggest an answer

Log in or Sign up to answer
Atlassian Community Anniversary

Happy Anniversary, Atlassian Community!

This community is celebrating its one-year anniversary and Atlassian co-founder Mike Cannon-Brookes has all the feels.

Read more
Community showcase
Kesha Thillainayagam
Posted Apr 13, 2018 in Confluence

We want to hear how your non-technical teams are using Confluence!

Hi Community! Kesha (kay-sha) from the Confluence marketing team here! Can you share stories with us on how your non-technical (think Marketing, Sales, HR, legal, etc.) teams are using Confluen...

2,909 views 27 12
Join discussion

Atlassian User Groups

Connect with like-minded Atlassian users at free events near you!

Find a group

Connect with like-minded Atlassian users at free events near you!

Find my local user group

Unfortunately there are no AUG chapters near you at the moment.

Start an AUG

You're one step closer to meeting fellow Atlassian users at your local meet up. Learn more about AUGs

Groups near you