Quick JIRA upgrade : 6.0.1 to 6.4


I want to upgrade old JIRA instance 6.0.1 to 6.4.

Please let me know what is the fastest way to do this because my current approach would be to take every little release 6.0.2, 6.0.3, ...,6.4.13, 6.4.14 and install them one by one.

Could I skip some versions and go ahead quicker ?

Thank you for any help.



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6.0.1 to 6.4.4 is, in theory, possible in one step.  You really need to test it first, and I would plan on doing 6.0.1 to 6.2, and then 6.4.4, as I've run into problems doing it in one go.  But it should not be more than two steps.  Most of the problems were down to add-ons too, if you've got a plain JIRA with few or no add-ons, then 6.0.1 to 6.4.4 is probably a one step upgrade!

Thank you Nic.

Unfortunately, my JIRA server is not plain, it has been used for 3 years without upgrade by different people and groups. Do you know why 6.2 is so special I would need to upgrade to this version first ?

It was a version that supported an add-on that was causing problems if we tried to go straight to 6.4

Even with a 3-year old JIRA server, I still think you are likely to be able to go from 6.0 to 6.4 in one step.  I'd just allow time to test and step through 6.1, 6.2 or 6.3 as you go, in case you do have problems.

I'm going to be bringing 6.08 to 6.4 in one step very soon.  I tested this on another server and had no problems.

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