Friday, February 4, 2011

How to move a Wiki Space from one Confluence instance to another?

I have been asked many times by my colleagues about how to move a wiki space from one Confluence instance to another. So, here are the steps to do that:

What if the versions of source and destination Confluence instances don't match?

If the versions of Confluence in both instances don't match then first step is to know the Build Number of the Confluence where you want to restore the wiki space. You should check its Build Number (based on your Confluence version) from http://confluence.atlassian.com/display/DEVNET/Confluence+Build+Information. Once you know the build number, follow below steps:
  • Unzip the exported ZIP file
  • Open exportDescriptor.properties file
  • Change buildNumber=XXX (where XXX is the build number for your destination confluence version)
  • Save the file
  • ZIP the files again and use this updated ZIP file to restore the wiki space. 

Atlassian doesn't guarantee about this approach but it's the ONLY solution and it has always worked for me.

3 comments:

  1. I had need to use this tip about moving spaces between different version of Confluence Wiki recently. I needed to move a space from 3.2.1 of Confluence to 3.3.3 and it worked first time no problem. Saved me lots of time, Many Thanks.

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  2. I'm glad it helped you too Billy. It did the same for us many times. :)

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