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Can I upgrade from Jira 7.13.5 (Enterprise Release) to Jira 8.5.2 (Enterprise release) directly? Edited

Enterprise releases are now called Long Term Support releases

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Hi Team,

Can I upgrade Jira Software from 7.13.5 (Enterprise Release) to Jira 8.5.2 (Enterprise release) directly?

I'm running on  7.13.5 (Enterprise Release)  so Can I straight away upgrade to Jira 8.5.2 (Enterprise release) on one go?


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You can upgrade, 

but don't forget about testing on test env. :) 

Some upgrade notes will help you.



Gonchik Tsymzhitov

Hi Gonchik,


Thank you for your help.

Unfortunately, I'm not having test environment available here. Any other suggestions please?


Thank you again.

Petr Vaníček Community Leader Jan 02, 2020

Hi, if you don't have test ENV then it can be quite risky.

But if you have proper backup solution and time window for maintenance at night then you can try it and if something happen then just recover snapshot or something like that.


How big is your instance?

Like Amit likes this

Hi Petr,


Thanks for your suggestion. I'm planning on that way only.


My instance is not that big, it's quite small having 50 users.


Thanks again mate.

Petr Vaníček Community Leader Jan 02, 2020

Then you can try it on your computer or local virtual machine. It's more secure and without stress, trust me. :-)

Like Amit likes this

Thanks Petr.. Will give it a try. Appreciate your response.

We are using Jira Software 7.7.2 with SQL as Data Source on Windows Server on VMWare

Clone Copy received from IT Team for upgrade. So, my existing environment is same as test environment.

And installed JIRA Software 8.5.1 (Enterprise Release).

And also upgraded the Add-On(s). Discarded some unused plug-in.

No issues observed after completion of installation.

Planning to take downtime for Production server to upgrade.


This method is not suggested directly on production server (based on experts advise).

Experts suggest to upgrade to just before 8.0 version ( and then to 8.5.x.

But it worked without any issues.

Hi Sivarama,


Thanks for your response. It seems we can directly go for upgrade.


Thank you again,

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