A lot of customer confusion over whether attachments are included in XML space exports. https://confluence.atlassian.com/display/DOC/Exporting+Confluence+Pages+and+Spaces+to+XML?focusedCommentId=641663205#comment-641663205
The description on the Full Export option is misleading, and says:
Generates a XML file for each page in this space, including those not visible to you, and excluding blogs, comments, and attachments.
This has led customers to believe that attachments are not included, when they are.
I've drafted some new text for the page below:
Also, when logged in with Confluence administrator permissions (not a member of the confluence-administrator group), you see this message
It contains a link that is only accessible to Sysadmins - I think this text is meant to only appear when someone has System Administrator permissions.