Migrating ScriptRunner for Confluence
This page takes a look at the differences between ScriptRunner for Confluence on Data Center and Cloud and which route might suit you best as you leave Confluence Server, plus tips and resources.
If you use ScriptRunner for Confluence Server to accelerate and support your business processes, it's worth understanding your options between Data Center and Cloud, and what may need to be implemented differently if you choose to move to Cloud.
Video walkthrough of differences
In this short 15-minute video, Bobby Bailey shows how the functionality of ScriptRunner for Confluence Server and Data Center compares with ScriptRunner for Confluence on Cloud.
Quickly get to grips with how features work differently, and use the timestamps to skip to the most relevant features for your organisation!
Feature comparison: Data Center
This one is easy: everything the Server version of the app can do, the Data Center version can too.
Feature comparison: Cloud
We've listed below Cloud functionality at-a-glance for a quick comparison. Remember, some things work a little differently on Cloud, so we'd always recommend taking a closer look at documentation (linked for each feature!) to understand the differences if these features are critical for your processes.
The following features are partially implemented on Cloud:
- Built-in Scripts
- Space Admin Scripts
The following features are implemented notably differently on Cloud:
- Script Console
- Script Fragments
- Script Jobs
- Script Listeners
- Script Macros
The following features are not currently possible within Atlassian Cloud infrastructure:
- Script CQL Function
- Search Extractors
These features aren't currently available in ScriptRunner for Confluence Cloud, but we are actively scoping and seeking feedback about use cases for them:
- REST API
Please reach out to discuss how you would like to see this brought to Cloud!
Tell us what you want to see
We’re keen to hear from you about what else you’d like to see on ScriptRunner for Confluence Cloud. You can upvote suggestions or submit your requests here.
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Migration process: ScriptRunner from Confluence Server to Cloud
There general appraoch to migrating ScriptRunner for Confluence Server/Data Center to Cloud is:
- Analyse the purpose of your scripts
- Identify the equivalent feature in Cloud
- Adjust your scripts to be Cloud-ready (explained below)
Full details and more possible gotchas for each method are outlined in the documentation linked below.
One of the biggest gotchas for migration is the rewriting of scripts. As mentioned on the main ScriptRunner migration homepage, any migration from Server to Cloud requires some rewriting of your scripts. For instance, interactions with APIs will need to be replaced with calls to the appropriate REST APIs due to differences between Atlassian Cloud and Server infrastructure.
If the equivalent feature in Cloud for what you need does not exist yet, please let us know. We’re prioritising development based on feedback from you!
Migration process: ScriptRunner from Confluence Server to Data Center
When it comes to migrating Confluence on-premise, there are two main types of migration:
- Non-clustered: this is as simple as updating your ScriptRunner for Confluence license
- Clustered: this also requires you to move your home directory to a shared location that all nodes can access
Full details of steps involved and potential gotchas to look out for can be found via the following link.
Help with rewriting scripts
Script rewriting guide
We wrote a handy guide to help you prepare to migrate the functionality that you need in your new Confluence home.
Don’t have the bandwidth to rewrite your scripts in-house? Whether it’s time restrictions, personnel changes or a lack of confidence holding you back, our colleagues at Adaptavist (also part of The Adaptavist Group) provide a scripting service to help get you up and running quicker.
- Get production-ready scripts on demand
- Available across ScriptRunner for Jira, Confluence, or Bitbucket
- Available across Server, Data Center and Cloud
Their team of Groovy and ScriptRunner experts are here to help you make the most of ScriptRunner and get back to what you do best: on premise or on Cloud!
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Let Adaptavist's team of migration experts help with scoping and planning through to delivery of your migration project.