Migrating JIRA production data to a test JIRA instance, unable to import data through import tool.


I've taken a backup of my JIRA system through the "Backup System" screen under Import & Export, and I'm trying to take the generated .zip and throw it into the import screen on my test JIRA instance. These are two completely different servers with two different SQL databases.

When I run the import on the zip (i have it in the JIRA Data / import folder), I receive this error:

Error importing data: java.lang.IllegalStateException: Could not find column 'JQL' in previously parsed query!


Am I approaching this wrong? I know I could just do a full database backup / restore but I don't want to completely overwrite the entire site, just the data within it. My end goal here is to just refresh Test with new Prod data.


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Thanks, I looked at this before but I didn't read far enough, even though I had two different databases and schema, they were trying to use the same user jiradbuser.

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