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Moving to JIRA from gitlab-issues

Matush October 7, 2020

I'm new to JIRA, but now I have responsibility to lead bigger ongoing project which has complete issue, milestone, label, timing structure created in GitLab. Our company/department is using heavily gitlab-issues to track all our work.

But since Git is very weak in roadmapping I decided to move whole logic to JIRA and have masterplan/roadmap here and detailed breakdown of issues, commits, code merging might stay in Gitlab.

My main concern is transitioning from our current gitlab issues system to JIRA without loosing track of anything.

Is there any best practices, plugins, manuals or whitepapers on how to make this transition?

I am aware of the plugins to integrate github and JIRA, the question is not about linking existing JIRA issues but about moving all the issues and all it's structure we currently have in gitlab to JIRA *and* then link those issues to their respective projects/code located in gitlab when needed.

Thanks

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Mikael Sandberg
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October 7, 2020

Hi @Matush,

Welcome to Atlassian Community!

There is no tool that would allow you to export everything from Gitlab and import it to Jira, the closest you can get is to export your issues in Gitlab to a csv file and then import that file to an existing project in Jira that has been configured to behave similar to what you currently have. Have a look at this thread, Import GitLab Issues into Jira, they created their own tool to do the migration since the csv export in Gitlab looks like it is not including comments. Once you migrated to Jira and integrated Gitlab you should be able to link issues to your code changes the same way you are doing it today.

Matush October 7, 2020

Looks very promising. Thank you very much, will check on that.

johann_odraks February 22, 2023

How did it work out for you? Did it met your expectations? 

Martin Klampferer April 12, 2023

We've migrated recently from an old GitLab installation to Jira Cloud including all projects, issues, states, links (converted to new issue keys), comments, fix versions (milestones) and attachments.
We did not find any tool that allowed us to control each value mapping to our needs, and therefore we built our own migration script that made use of GitLab's and Jira's REST APIs.

If you are interested in our solution, then reach out to me.

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johann_odraks April 12, 2023

If you could share the script then I would be very thankful Martin! 

Kevin O'Brien April 13, 2023

I would also be very interested in the script! Thank you @Martin Klampferer!

Sašo Kuntarič May 4, 2023

Hi @Martin Klampferer I would very much appreciate it if you could share the script or any insight. Thank you!

Marc PENA May 26, 2023

Hi Martin,

Thanks in advance to share some migration tips !

Have a good day.

Marc

karthik.lakshminarayana June 19, 2023

Hi Martin, If you couls hep with the migration its of great help. Thank you!! @Martin Klampferer 

Marc PENA June 19, 2023

Hi @Martin Klampferer ,

Little up, thanks a lot for a share, have a nice day !

Alexander Schenk July 10, 2023

we experience some problems after migration aswell.

@Martin Klampferer would you mind to share the migration infos?

thanks!

Felipe Andres Lopez Moreno July 18, 2023

@Martin Klampferer could share the script please?

Dani September 1, 2023

Hello @Martin Klampferer

Very interested in your solution, would you mind sharing it?

You can contact me via LinkedIn.

Shiran September 13, 2023

Hello @Martin Klampferer ,

Good to know you have a solution in place, would you mind sharing it, please? 

Thomas Schreckenbach September 22, 2023

Hi @Martin Klampferer,
I would also be very interested in more information / a script. I need to do a similar migration now as well.

BR, Thomas 

Marc PENA September 22, 2023

Hi @Martin Klampferer ,

Maybe I've missed your answer or maybe you're just really busy!

So if you've got time to share your script, thanks in advance!

Marc

Konstantin Mack
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November 20, 2023

Hi @Martin Klampferer ,

I would also apreciate to get your migration script and further Infos.

Thanks a lot in advance!

 

Konstantin

Danilo Zanatta November 23, 2023

Hi  @Martin Klampferer

I would also apreciate to get your migration script and further Infos.

Thanks a lot in advance!

BR, Danilo

Robert Wen_ReleaseTEAM_
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November 23, 2023

I think at this point, @Martin Klampferer  you should just submit the link to a public Git repo where it's stored.  Otherwise this topic will extend to infinity with all the requests.

johann_odraks November 23, 2023

I think @Martin Klampferer hasnt followed this thread from the beginning and hasn't shared his script to anyone. 

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Seth Miller June 26, 2023

No one in their right mind moves from GitLab TO JIRA

Gary Krause August 4, 2023

Unless C-suite says to...

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Wonjun Kim November 15, 2023

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