Mass removal of old scroll versions

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    Steve Rhodes

    We do have CLI for Confluence, and if we use RemovePageVersion will that remove the scroll versions too?

    https://bobswift.atlassian.net/wiki/spaces/CSOAP/pages/10584068/Reference#Reference-removePageVersions

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    Roman Serazhiev

    Hi Steve,

    if we use RemovePageVersion will that remove the scroll versions too?

    No, this won’t remove space versions defined by Scroll Versions app. This option refers to page versions that you can see in Page Tools → Page History.

     

    why removing old space versions through the UI is not an option for you?

    Roman.

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    Steve Rhodes

    Hi Roman thanks for your answer. We have 2000 spaces, I think over 500 of those are using Scroll versions. We are migrating to a new install and want to remove old data as part of a cleanup. Removing thru the UI would take a very long time.

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    Steve Rhodes (Edited )

    We also have Scriptrunner and the Prune Versions job which should work, but again will this work for Scroll versions? Same also applies to the Purge Page Versions addon. Basically, is there any tool anywhere which will mass remove Scroll versions of pages from Confluence? If not, this is going to be a big problem to clean this all up. I cant imagine having to do this by hand in the UI per space.

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    Roman Serazhiev

    Hi Steve,

    the only supported way to remove versions is through the UI. Modifying the tables with Versions data in the DB is not supported and may cause inconsistent data in spaces, which could lead to inability to edit pages, error banners and other issues.

    Why do you need to remove old versions? Just in case you don’t know: versioned pages will also be removed if a version is removed.

    Roman.

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    Steve Rhodes

    We have 2000 spaces. UI is not feasible. The fact that there are multiple 3rd party ways to do this with normal versions (adaptavist, bob swift etc), shows that this is a necessary feature. Atlassian ticket for this here: https://jira.atlassian.com/browse/CONFSERVER-27701 

    I need a way to do this is in Scroll. Either supported or not. I am a SQL admin.

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    Roman Serazhiev

    Hi Steve,

    the linked issue in Atlassian’s Jira is related to page versions, not space versions created by Scroll Versions. These are totally different things.

    I will ask the developers if there is a way to do this through the DB. 

    Roman.

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    Roman Serazhiev

    Hi Steve, 

    it’s possible to delete specific versions in a space with REST API request.

     

    1. Grab versionId for each space version. It can be retrieved in the JS console of the browser by executing following JS in the desired space:

    Scroll.Versions.Context.space.allVersions​

    The request returns an array with all the versions available in the space.

    2. Do a DELETE REST API request to {confluence_base_url}/rest/scroll-versions/1.0/versions/{spaceKey}/{versionId} with 'content-type: application/json'.

     

    Does this help?

    Roman.

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