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Export and Import of project


   How can we export individual projects in Jira server and also importing to other server instance ,Is it possible ?? Only possible way is through Linux commands??



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@Suma Pralhad Kustagi ,

You can not export the single project however you can export whole xml backup from jira and then import the single project from the whole xml backup.

1. Export xml backup from Source Jira server

Admin > System > Backup System > Give the file name > Click on Backup Button

2. Backup will be store on file system in the <home dir>/export dir

3. Copy that xml backup to <home dir>/Import directory of Destination jira server where you want to import project

4. Go to the Project Import Option of Destination jira server

Admin > System > Project Import > Mention the backup file name > Click on Next.

5. Select the Project which you need to migrate > Click Next

Note - For this you need to make sure to copy all project related configuration like workflow, custom field, screen etc. to the destination jira and then perform this operation.

Read this for- More Details 


Another way is to CSV export and import  CSV Import - If you have not too much of data then you can go with this approach 

Another way third party plugin  Project Configurator for Jira  OR configuration manager for jira - Will not recommend for one time activity


Please Vote the answer if you find it helpful.

Let me know if you have any questions.

Hello @Sachin Dhamale 

Does importing a single project from entire backup will effect the already existing data in target instance?

Hi @Suma Pralhad Kustagi ,

There are multiple ways for project migrations across JIRA server instance:

  1. Create configurations similar to that of source jira project onto target jira and use csv to export/import issues. Refer:
    How do I export all issues to excel or CSV with Jira project?  
    Importing data from CSV 
    NOTE: csv has limitations with respect to attachments, history, etc
  2. Create configurations similar to that of source jira project onto target jira either manually or using a plugin like project configurator for Jira/ configuration manager for jira. Create xml backup of source Jira site, use project import on target site to import project data.
    NOTE: the jira/plugin versions must be identical between source and target sites.
  3. Use apps like Project Configurator for Jira or CMJ to perform both configurations & data migration.
    NOTE: the jira/plugin versions must be identical between source and target sites. 

Overall, project migration is not a direct process and requires a thorough risk assessment, proper planning and testing.

Kind Regards

Does any such facility exist with Jira Service Management cloud offering ?

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