A client wishes to do some integration with the JIRA database, and they want to set it up before a JIRA migration.
I see 2 scenarios:
1) All of the database JIRA- and non-JIRA tables is cleared and replaced with the JIRA data to restore
2) All JIRA tables are cleared and replaced, but non-JIRA tables remain
Which is it?
While I am not sure what your client wants to do I would suggest that if you want to add your own tables/views is to create another user/schema say "JIRAAUX" and allow that user to view tables/data in JIRAUSER. This would prevent your client from accidentally deleting/wiping data of doing things that will affect JIRA in a negative way... and you never have to worry about what happens to those tables durring a backup, migration, upgrade, etc.
If you wipe the JIRAUSER tables and use an XML backup, then you are going to lose that data in the extra tables
I have multiple projects that use variations of the same base workflow. The variations depend on the requirements of the project or issue type. The variations mostly come in the form of new statuses ...
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