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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? 

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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

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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.

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