Setup Wizard Prompts User to Overwrite Database During Upgrade

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During an upgrade, the user is taken through the setup wizard. After configuring the database connection, a message appears indicating that tables already exist and will be overwritten.


The confluence-home directory has not been correctly identified, and a new confluence-home directory is created. This begins a new installation process.


Confirm that is pointing to the existing confluence-home directory. If it's successful, the upgrade will happen automatically. There should be no Setup Wizard.

The following structure is a good practice for home and installation directories:

The entire HOME directory is outside the confluence-2.7.4-std or confluence-3.1.1 directory, all in the directory C:\Confluence.

Here's the structure inside the HOME directory:

The confluence-home directory is the same in both files:

For UNIX users, the same best practice applies. Be sure to specify the absolute path of your confluence_home directory in

Last modified on Feb 26, 2016

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