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How do I move my Backlog from one project to another?

We are retiring a project, but have a built out backlog that we want to migrate to a new, next-gen project. The bulk issue move requires search results, but isolating issues from the backlog isn't an option. Is it possible to isolate backlog tasks via the Advanced query?

Is there some other intuitive way to migrate the backlog from one project to another?

Thank you in advance for the help! 

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Thomas B Community Leader Aug 06, 2019

@Erin Dorgan - you could do:

  1. project in (YOUR PROEJCT) and status in (Backlog)
  2. Tools > Bulk Change > All issues 
  3. Select the checkbox on all issues > Next
  4. Move Issues > Next
  5. Select New Project > Next > Next
  6. Confirm

All issues within those projects are now transitioned from one project to another. You can do multiple projects in the project in (PROJECT1,PROJECT2).


@Thomas B I don't see Backlog as a status option. It looks like all that's listed here are the statuses we created for our active board(s) and if I select "To Do," it would include the *many* "to do" tasks in the current sprint. What am I missing? 


Thanks for the help!

Thomas B Community Leader Aug 06, 2019

Can you go to the Board > Configure > Columns and see which statuses are available?

Not sure if this is relevant, but I have to go to settings to get to the columns: 

  • To Do
  • In Progress
  • Testing
    • Reopened
    • Resolved
  • Done
    • In Review
  • Deployed


Thank you! 

Thomas B Community Leader Aug 07, 2019

Are you in cloud or server? 

Hi @Thomas B, I have the same issue... There isn't a resolution?

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