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Migrate multi hosted Jira to single hosted Cloud

We are looking to migrate our on-premise Jira server + Cloud hosted instances into a single Cloud hosted instance and I am keen to know to best approach to migrate multiple instances of Jira into a single could instance.


thanks in Advance




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Merging and migrating are two separate activities.

You really should merge all your instances together before you move to Cloud though.  A merge on Cloud is "stop using Jira, download the backup, restore it on a server install, merge in what we need to merge, export that, import it into Cloud, destroying the old data".

Hello Nic, 

thanks for you response- I realize that now. Looks like there are restrictions in merging two different jira system with-in cloud and that we need to first migrate all our instances into Jira Server ( on premise ) and consolidate them before migrating it into a final cloud instance.

looks like there a no tools available to automate this process additionally migrating plug-in is another complex task on its own.

Hi Harish,

I would recommend you use Project Configurator to simplify and save many hours of work in the merging process. Additionally, a good guide on best practices for merging instances is available at:


Hello Nic,

For this scenario is merging and then migrating still the recommended process with the Jira Cloud Migration Assistant that's now available?

Thank you

Possibly, it depends on what you're migrating, how much and if you're willing to accept the way JCMA will migrate config.


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