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Migrate JIRA+Confluence from server to cloud

Hi guys. We have been considering JIRA + Confluence in the cloud for a very long time now, but we keep getting stuck with questions about the migration process.

Our main question is: We currently have JIRA + Confluence on our local server, and Confluence is linked to the JIRA user directory.

Is it possible to migrate both systems without too much hassle? (i.e. no space-by-space import/export, no reconfiguration of permissions for every conf. space or JIRA project).

And in general: how should we approach the migration? JIRA first, Confluence second?

Thanks in advance!

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Maren Hotvedt Atlassian Team Mar 25, 2019

Hi there,

Maren here from Atlassian. We're excited to share updates to our migration documentation since this question was originally posted.

If you're looking to migrate from Jira and Confluence server to cloud, you can find all the information you need to plan, conduct, and optimize your migration at:

General:

Jira:

Confluence:

To answer the specific questions outlined here:

Our main question is: We currently have Jira + Confluence on our local server, and Confluence is linked to the Jira user directory. Is it possible to migrate both systems without too much hassle? (i.e. no space-by-space import/export, no reconfiguration of permissions for every conf. space or Jira project).

Answer: The Cloud Migration Assistant for Confluence, a free Atlassian-built app, replaces the need for space by space import in Confluence. For a better understanding of the complexity involved in each migration, have a look at the resources I've included above. Migration complexity will vary depending on the size of your data, which server version you're on, which apps or customer integrations you have, and a few other key factors.

How should we approach the migration? Jira first, Confluence second?

Answer: Yes, if you're migrating both Jira and Confluence, we recommend migrating Jira first. Migrating Confluence before Jira will result in your users being wiped from cloud once Jira is imported. Learn more about migrating Jira from server to cloud. After migrating Jira along with your users, you can use the Cloud Migration Assistant for Confluence to migrate your Confluence spaces from Confluence Server to Confluence Cloud.

Hope this helps, and please don't hesitate to reach out with questions. 

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Nic Brough [Adaptavist] Community Leader Jul 07, 2016

Follow https://confluence.atlassian.com/jirakb/migrating-from-jira-server-to-jira-cloud-779160826.html and then https://confluence.atlassian.com/doc/migrate-from-confluence-server-to-cloud-829665269.html

I'd be tempted to do JIRA first, as it's more complex, but there's not really a lot in it in terms of migration.

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Petar Petrov Jul 07, 2016

You should review very well which add-ons are you currently using and if they are available on cloud. Add-on architecture is completely different between server and cloud so a lot of nifty add-ons are not available for cloud.

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