Restore data from other backups

Typically Confluence data is restored in the administration console. See Restore a Site or Restore a Space or multiple Spaces for instructions.

If you are experiencing problems restoring an XML backup file using these methods, it is still possible to restore the data provided you have:

  • a backup of your home directory

  • a backup of your database

If you’re using an external database like Oracle, MS SQL Server, MySQL or Postgres, you need to do the following:

  1. Prepare backups of your home directory and database (preferably backups that are dated the same). That is, make sure the home directory is accessible on the file system and the database is available for connection.

  2. If this database happens to have a different name or is on a different server, you need to modify the JDBC url in the confluence.cfg.xml file inside the Confluence home directory. The value of this property is specified as hibernate.connection.url.

  3. Unpack the Confluence distribution and point the file to the home directory.

Last modified on Jul 6, 2023

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