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Export JIRA project with 100,000 issues

Hi Team,

Has any of you encountered a situation to export / import a JIRA project with ~ 100000 issues? I know it sounds weird, however as it is a SD project, this number. 

I tried this using the Configuration Manager app but somehow have not been successful so far. Export gets through, but the import gets stuck although I increased the proxy timeout. 

I prefer using the UI, therefore having the environment cloning as a last resort. 

Looking forward to your suggestions,

Thanks & Regards,


1 answer

Hi @Janakiraman S 

I recently imported a project around the same number of issues using Jira's native Project Import feature. 

A few steps to get there:

  • Generate an XML backup from the source instance
  • Copy the attachments folder of the project
  • Move the XML backup and to JIRA_HOME/import in the target instance
  • Move the attachment folder to JIRA_HOME/import/attachments in the target instance
  • Create a backup of your target instance!!!
  • Follow the steps on  https://BASE_URL/secure/admin/ProjectImportSelectBackup!default.jspa to import the project's issues and attachments.

It took a couple of hours but was completed successfuly.

If this answer helps solve the problem, please come back and mark this answer as solved to help other community members with the same challenge.



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