Space or Global Activity History is Lost After Restoring Site XML Backup

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After performing an upgrade or a site XML import, the space or global activity history is missing.


The Usage Tracking (Activity and Global Activity) plugin stores the previous entries in the <confluence-home>\index\plugin directory. The missing index folder could lead to the global activity not showing.


The only way to recover the data is from a backup of the index directory prior to any deletion.

Perform the following steps:

  1. Stop the Confluence instance
  2. Copy the <confluence-home>\index\plugin directory from the backup directory
  3. Place it back to the existing index directory
  4. Restart Confluence instance
  5. Re-build the content indexing via the Administration console
  6. Check if the previous data are being restored


Track USGTRK-33 for a more robust storage mechanism.

Last modified on Oct 4, 2018

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