Can I restore a full XML backup from a running 5.8.10 system to 6.1.3?

I'm trying to avoid an in place upgrade to our production Confluence system by essentially migrating the database to another server. Is this possible? 

2 answers

This widget could not be displayed.

Please follow Upgrading Confluence to upgrade. The document mentions:

"XML backups should not be used to upgrade Confluence."

This is because of db schema changes between versions.

I was afraid of that. 

Thanks,

Mike

 

Not to belabor this but on the Restore Menu panel it says:

Upload and restore a site/space backup.

This site accepts full site imports from Confluence 4.0 and later, and space imports from Confluence 5.3 and later.

What does this mean? 

Also, can I go directly from 5.8 to 6.1 or to I have to install intermediate releases?

Thanks,

Mike

This widget could not be displayed.

Ann is right - upgrade it properly.

Although, there is another option - install an empty Confluence, export the spaces you want to transfer over one at a time and then import them one at a time - the xml space exports are mostly version-agnostic.

Suggest an answer

Log in or Sign up to answer
Community showcase
Posted Tuesday in Jira

What modern development practices are at the heart of how your team delivers software?

Hey Community mates! Claire here from the Software Product Marketing team. We all know software development changes rapidly, and it's often tough to keep up. But from our research, we've found the h...

142 views 1 3
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