How to Determine XML Backup Confluence Version

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In certain cases when there are a number of XML backups in the backups folder under your Confluence Home directory and you do not have any clue which XML backup is from the Confluence version that you are looking for. This informational guide is commonly used for Confluence migration purposes.

Determining the XML backup Confluence version

  1. Unzip Confluence XML backup.
  2. Search and open the file in an editor.

  3. The file contains information such as follows:

    #Thu Jan 29 11:36:51 CET 2015
    defaultUsersGroup=confluence-users, com.atlassian.mywork.mywork-confluence-host-plugin
  4. Get the createdByBuildNumber information.
  5. Compare the build number with Confluence Build Information documentation.

    For example, the createdByBuildNumber parameter is 5638. Hence, it describes the Confluence version 5.6.5.

Last modified on Feb 26, 2016

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