Unattended installation

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If you've previously installed Confluence using the Windows or Linux installer, you can use a configuration file from your existing Confluence installation (response.varfile) to re-install Confluence in unattended mode, no user input required.

This can be useful when you have installed Confluence on a test server and are ready to install on your production server with the same configuration. 

Good to know

  • The response.varfile file contains the options specified during the installation wizard steps of your previous Confluence installation. Don't uninstall your previous Confluence installation until after you've copied this file to your new install location.
  • If you decide to modify the response.varfile file, make sure all directory paths specified are absolute, for example, sys.installationDir=C\:\‌\Program Files\\Atlassian\‌\Confluence 
    (Windows) or sys.installationDir=/opt/atlassian/confluence (Linux). 

    Unattended installations will fail the file contains relative directory paths.  

Install Confluence in unattended mode

  1. Download the appropriate installer for your operating system.
  2. Copy <installation-directory>/.install4j/response.varfile from your existing Confluence installation to where you downloaded the installer. 
  3. In command prompt or terminal change directory (cd) to where you downloaded the installer. 

  4. Run the following command to install Confluence:

    > atlassian-confluence-X.X.X-x64.exe -q -varfile response.varfile
     $ atlassian-confluence-X.X.X-x64.bin -q -varfile response.varfile

    Where X.X.X is the Confluence version you downloaded. 

    -q instructs the installer to run in unattended mode (quietly).  -varfile specifies the location and name of the configuration file containing the options used by the installer.  

  5. Confluence will start automatically once the silent installation finishes. 

Once Confluence is installed, you will still need to head to http://localhost:<port> to finish setting up Confluence. 

See the Set up Confluence section on Installing Confluence on Windows or Installing Confluence on Linux for more info. 

Last modified on Mar 19, 2018

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