Confluence 5.6-Beta3 Release Notes
22 August 2014
Downloading this Confluence release
Development releases are not production ready. Development releases are snapshots of the ongoing Confluence development process. While we try to keep these releases stable, they have not undergone the same degree of testing as a full release, and could contain features that are incomplete or may change or be removed before the next full release.
No upgrade path. Because development releases represent work in progress, we cannot provide a supported upgrade path between development releases, or from any development release to a final release. You may not be able to migrate any data you store in a Confluence development release to a future Confluence release.
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Highlights of Confluence 5.6-Beta 3
See Confluence 5.6-Beta2 Release Notes for full details of the features in this beta.
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Follow the usual upgrade instructions to upgrade your test site to this release. If you are upgrading using the clustered artifact, some extra steps apply (see below).
Shared home directory for clustered installations
We have introduced the concept of a shared home directory for clustered installations. All cluster nodes will now need to be configured with a path to a directory that is shared between all nodes.
The following upgrade steps only apply to existing clustered installations
Follow the normal upgrade procedure, but execute the following steps immediately after shutting down the existing cluster:
Create a directory that is visible to all cluster nodes in the same path.
Shut down the cluster.
confluence.cfg.xmlin the home directory of each node and add a new property called
confluence.cluster.homewith the path of the shared directory as the value. For example:
Move all the files/directories from a home directory on one node to the new shared home directory except for the following:
Remove the moved files/directories from the home directories on all other nodes.
Continue to follow the normal upgrade procedure.