I work for a company that's currently operating on JIRA 5.2.5, and we're looking to upgrade. We think the first step of doing this is to create a test instance of 5.2.5, point it at a duplicated version of our live database and see where we can go from there.
So, we have a VM setup, and a tunneled connection to a MSSQL server. I've since installing JIRA 5.2.5 onto this machine, but unfortunately, I've got an error when trying to load up. Essentially, it's stated that my build of 5.2.5 isn't compatible with the DB we're using in live. For ref, we're using v5.2.5#847-sha1:7fd7dd6 in live currently, but the version downloaded from https://www.atlassian.com/software/jira/download-archives seems to be different.
Can anyone suggest a good away round this, or, alternative another way of doing things?
Can you provide a screenshot of the error and the version of MSSQL you are using? The supported MSSQL versions are as follows per the Supported Platforms page for 5.2.x:
In addition, is this a clean install of 5.2.5 or a cloned instance and what errors do you see in the logs. Please post a screenshot of the error, any relevant log messages and the provide the version of MSSQL you are using.