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How can I move issues to the backlog?

I have deleted one of the sprints to rebuild the reports. All the issues now exist in the issues page but not in the backlog. Now I want to make a new sprint using the existing issues which are not in the backlog anymore. 

How can I move the issues to my backlog again or add them to a new sprint directly?


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Hi @Sara 

I am not completely sure if you've deleted an active or completed sprint; thus, I will give you what is expected to happen in both scenarios:

Deleting a planned or active sprint

  • When you delete a planned or active sprint, all of the sprint's issues will move to the next sprint in the list.
  • If there isn't another sprint available, they'll go to the backlog instead.
  • If you delete an active sprint, those issues will keep their status.

Deleting a completed sprint

  • When you delete a completed sprint from the Sprint reports screen, completed issues will not be moved to the backlog
  • The Sprint field can be updated from the Issue Edited view or in bulk using the Search for issues. 

I hope it helps, but if you have a different scenario, please share some examples.



Hi Alex, 


Thank you for taking the time answering to my the question. Fortunately, my sprint was active and I was able to bring back them from the backlog.

Is there anyway I can bring back the tasks with the "done" status? They are not in the backlog anymore. 

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