About licensing when migrate atlassian suite from Windows to Linux

Hi everyone, 

Currently we are using old version Atlassian suite(jira, confluence, crowd, crucible) in Windows server, now we need to migrate all of them to Ubuntu server, also upgrade to latest version. So do I need to upgrade or change my licensing, does it take any charge?

Thanks you.

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Nope, my db will move to another place, what should I do to deal with it?

Do you want to only migrate/upgrade your database or switch to completely another database (for example from MSSQL to MySQL)?

I only want to migrate our db to another server, still using same db is mysql. My scenario is migrate all Atlassian suite from on-premise to aws cloud.

It's the simplest scenario. Please try the steps below on the test instances first:

  • install Atlassian software on target VM's using the same old versions (use trial licenses if needed)
  • spin up MySQL database instance
  • stop all the applications on the target VM's
  • replace home directories on the target VM's with home directories for each of Atlassian applications
  • migrate additional settings for applications if you need (like a memory settings, SSL settings and so on)
  • don't forget to apply chown/chmod after transferring files to make sure your applications can read/write their home directories on Ubuntu
  • move your databases to your new MySQL server
  • change database connection settings for applications according to your new DB's
  • cross your fingers and start your new instances smile

Hope I didn't miss anything. Feel free to ask more questions if you need.

Very detail, I will give it  a try. Thank you. laugh

i did exactly what you said, but I got a small trouble after migrated, please feel free to have a look.



You don't need to upgrade your licenses in general when moving your services. The main thing you should deal with is a database migration. If your database stays in place all the rest looks pretty easy.

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Jim Conaty Atlassian Team Sep 30, 2016
So do I need to upgrade or change my licensing, does it take any charge?

If your licenses have active software maintenance (access to software updates and technical support), then you can update to the latest versions of JIRA, Confluence, Crowd, and Crucible at no cost. If your license(s) are out of software maintenance, you'll want to renew the software maintenance (or if a Starter license, purchase a new one).


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