SYM link /var/atlassian broke production Confluence

Running out of space being an issue, we synced the data in /var/atlassian and created a symlink to /export/atlassian. We recieved a setup page asking for a license key (for which the server ID is not the same as our license.) Removing the link has not restored functionality and we are now faced with a setup page for our Confluence server. No other changes were made.

This is critical and we need assistance ASAP! Thanks much!


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check your symlinks, assuming you:

- had data in /var/atlassian

- have moved that data to /export/atlassian

- have created a real symbolic link from /var/atlassian to /export/atlassian such that ls -las /var shows up 'atlassian --> /export/atlassian' (validating that your link is created correclty)

- have validated that you can cd /var/atlassian and ls -las shows you the expected files

- have checked that your method of 'synced' data has preserved file & group ownership details.

Finally, check your HOME reference is still accurate.

This turned out to be PEBKAC. A backup function removed the confluence.cfg.xml file, which was the real source of the problem. Restoring it caused Confluence to return to normal. Symlink had nothing to do with it.

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