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Cloud migration methods for Confluence

Depending on your needs, you may need to use one or more of the following methods to migrate to Confluence Cloud. Learn more about choosing a migration method

The Confluence Cloud Migration Assistant is a free Atlassian app that can be installed on your Confluence Server or Data Center instance. The migration assistant is the easiest and most reliable way to move from Server or Data Center to Confluence Cloud.

Learn more about using the Confluence Cloud Migration Assistant

Use this method to migrate:

  • some spaces to Cloud

  • everything to a new Cloud site

  • to a new or existing Cloud site

  • your data all at once (lift and shift) or in phases



  • As part of a lift and shift migration, you can choose which of your data — product data, users, attachments and apps — and migrate it to cloud with as little downtime as possible.

  • Choose to migrate only attachments.

  • Choose to migrate only users and groups. You can also migrate users managed by external directories.

  • Assess and migrate your apps

  • The assistant will not overwrite existing data in your Cloud site

  • Choose what spaces you want to migrate

  • Be guided through the migration with an easy-to-use interface

  • Identify any problems with your data before you migrate

  • Migrate in phases if needed

  • Download pre- and post-migration reports

  • You need to be on a supported self-managed version of Confluence


Confluence Cloud space import

The Confluence Cloud Migration Assistant supports the vast majority of migrations, but there are some cases where another method may be required. An alternative to using the Confluence Cloud Migration Assistant to complete a cloud-to-cloud migration is to perform a Confluence space export and import.

Learn more about exporting and importing spaces

More information and support

We have a number of channels available to help you with your migration.

Still need help?

The Atlassian Community is here for you.