Confluence Auto Archive Solution


I have been working on the Confluence space archiving project recently. Here is my design which is already in production. And it works like a charm 🙂

I will explain a bit deeper into the two major automations:

Confluence Online Archiving Automation

The Online archiving does 3 things:

  1. Set the space status to Archive. This is to exclude the space from search by default
  2. Remove all users access from the space. This is to prepare for the offline archive.
  3. Add ‘online-archived’ category to the space. This is where offline archiving to find the candidate spaces.

Confluence Offline Archiving Automation

The offline archiving automation checks the spaces that are categorised as ‘online-archived’, if the last modify date is older than 6 months then it will kick off the offline archiving – exporting the space as XML zip file and upload it to a S3 bucket. The S3 bucket has a life cycle policy configured which will move the files that are older than 6 months into Glacier.

I have open sourced the space export tool, check it out if you are interested – https://www.npmjs.com/package/confluence-space-exporter

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