Confluence 5.0.1 Upgrade Notes

Below are some important notes on upgrading to Confluence 5.0.1. For details of the fixes in this release, please read the release notes.

Upgrade Procedure

If you are already running a version of Confluence, please follow these instructions to upgrade to the latest version:

  1. Before you upgrade, we strongly recommend that you back up your Confluence Home directory and database. The Confluence Home directory is the folder where Confluence stores its configuration information, search indexes and page attachments. Another term for 'Home directory' would be 'data directory'. Read more about finding your Home directory.
  2. If your version of Confluence is earlier than 5.0, read the  release notes and upgrade guides for all releases between your version and the latest version.
    In particular:
    • Please read the Confluence 5.0 Upgrade Notes.
    • If you are upgrading from 3.4 or earlier, please also read the Confluence 3.5 Upgrade Notes.
    • If you are upgrading from 2.1 or earlier, please also read the 2.2 release notes.
    • If your site contains links to a file system (for example [\\\C:\Foo\Bar\foobarpreso.ppt] these may break when upgrading to Confluence 5.0.1.  We recommend that you upgrade directly to Confluence 5.0.3. Refer to  CONF-23575 - Links to filesystem are lost after upgrade to Confluence 4.x or upon saving the page in the new editor Resolved  for more details.
  3. Download the latest version of Confluence.
  4. Follow the instructions in the Upgrade Guide.

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