I'm currently very behind 5.2.5 and want to get on the latest release and once there start migrating to the cloud. I run Confluence today on Oracle Linux VM version 5.11, but will build new VM running 7.7 Current database is 18.104.22.168, and will go to 19c
Then there's the plugin I already have in 5.2.5 that are starting to fail due to not being supported... I would need to identify what would be needed in the new version to maintain the same plugins we have today or understand how to handle my existing pages with/without them.
That's a lot of detail, but just tying to plan how to get this started to develop a plan
Hi Jeff, I think that's good detail that will help others answer your questions.
I'm not a system-level admin, so speaking from a space admin perspective, a couple things to consider for your overall plan.
First, it's possible to run a search to find all instances of a specific macro, in case this function isn't available on system admin screens. The syntax is something like this, but you may need to modify,
(I've done this a couple times to try to understand the frequency and end user impact of an expired macro.)
Second, have a good, proactive communication plan with stakeholders and end users. Have a method for them to report problems.
Third, as a space admin, I've built a small collection of pages with macro examples on them that can help me see which macros might have problems after an upgrade or other change. I also have a checklist of key pages that people rely on to make sure those are okay.
Just a few thoughts from a space admin / end user perspective.
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