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We run a Jira 5.2.5 on a Windows Server 2008R2 with MS SQL Server 2008 R2. We want to migrate Jira to a Windows Server 2012 R2 with MS SQL Server 2017.
Is there any documentation to do it? Or maybe someone who did it on his server?
Sorry for my bad english....
Thanks for any help
The one thing for sure that you will need to do is to read the documentation and make sure because you will be skipping major versions.
Click here to read more about upgrading to JIRA 7.8
The following link has more information about release notes that you need to be aware of.
Let us know if you need more documentation.
Best of luck!
thanks a lot for your answer!
I wonder if it is necessary to upgrade to 7.8 or if I can still stay on 5.2.5.?
Maybe there is any version between 5.x an 7.x which is easyer to upgrade?
Do I have to change my License if I upgrade my version?
I hope you can help me again :-)
You can stay on 5.2.5 if you want, but it is no longer supported and you get more functions if you upgrade.
If you skim the upgrade docs, you will eventually find the recommended route is to upgrade to 6.1, then 6.4, then 7.0 and 7.8 finally. If your data is simple and you have no add-ons, you may be able to go from 5.2.5 to 6.4 direct, but do not try to skip the 6.4 -> 7.0 step.
With an upgrade nothing changes with the license.
Usually it is not a good idea to upgrade to the latest version as they could be bugs that the Atlassian developers are not aware of.
May be you can upgrade to version 6.x.x, nice features with it.
Also are you using any other Atlassian tools? Like Confluence or any other you have to make sure about compatibility between the versions of the 2 apps.
Please don't hesitate to ask, if you have more questions.
they sent me the evaluation license and upgrade but it's not working.
how to migrate my data from end-of-life server 5.2 to the cloud I tried evaluation license and trying to install the Jira cloud migration plugin it's not working please help me with the upgrading or migration
Yes, I did:
<Engine name="Catalina" defaultHost="xyz.com">
<Host name="xyz.com" appBase="webapps" unpackWARs="true" autoDeploy="true">
But I see that the home Dir on the old server was: C:\Program Files (x86)\Atlassian
and on the new Server it is: C:\Program Files\Atlassian
If I want to load an XML Backup File trougt the import I see this Path:
Geben Sie den Namen einer Datei ein, aus der Daten wiederhergestellt werden sollen. Dateien werden geladen aus:C:\Program Files (x86)\Atlassian\Application Data\JIRA\import
This is the correct path on the old server but not on the new one
Then who ever did the upgrade had to specify that path. I am not familiar with Windows as I work on Linux.
However even on my Linux server I have to specify the path during an upgrade if I don't want to go with the default one provided by Atlassian.
Did you do the upgrade yourself or someone else? I think you didn't specify the path
Hello - that's me again.....
I took my decision to install V 5.2.5 on our new server and then (maybe) upgrade to 6.x
I changed the base URL in the configuration of the new Jira installation but no chance. When I change this base URL the old installation the same error occurs when I log in on the old Jira on http://xyz.de
I have no idea what to do :-(
Good. Try to familiarize yourself with version 6 in JIRA and see which one you want to upgrade to.
If you have any questions, we all are here to help.