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Restore a deleted Sprint

I deleted a sprint that had open cards/user stories by mistake, I guess.  I didn't realize I deleted it until days later when I tried to assign a user story to it and couldn't find it in my backlog.  From what I read the open stories moved to the next sprint below.  I have a gazillion stories in my backlog and it would be so much easier if there is a way to recover that deleted sprint and restore the stories assigned to it.  Note - I did not "finish" the sprint, I deleted it.  Thank you!!

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Nevermind folks.  I found my answer with the help of related content on the right listed.  I wish there was another option besides rebuilding from the database.  Shucks!

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they should really have a confirmation pop up before you can delete a sprint that has assigned tickets or that is in progress. i just deleted a sprint instead of closing it and i did not even get the time to react or undo 

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Another potential fix for this is to do the following:
- Create a new sprint with the details from the old sprint

- Run a JQL which pulls any issue updated by the user who deleted the sprint.
Sample: project = PROJECT AND issuekey in updatedBy("USER", -1d)

- Bulk change these issues into the new sprint

 

You'll lose your reporting for that sprint and can accidentally pull some extra cards unintentionally but this worked for us.  

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We should really have a confirmation pop up before you can delete a sprint that has assigned tickets or that is in progress. i just deleted a sprint instead of closing it and i did not even get the time to react or undo 

 

I just deleted another team's sprint accidentally! :'(

Were you able to fix this? I actually did the same thing and deleted another team's sprint and can't figure out how to get it back.  Please help!

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You can actually recreate the new Sprint and pull the existing Jira stories that were part of that Sprint back into this new Sprint.

To locate those stories/tasks etc. you can either go to those issues any link issue like version/ Epic / or parent / child link if any is available and locate these issues and assign them to the new Sprint.

ok, this happened with me today where I was just trying to edit dates and by mistake deleted the sprint. 

first sight of losing sprint gave me rollercoaster euphoria. However, gladly I did create few sprint buckets which came in handy as deleted sprint items just fell from a deleted sprint into next one. I was vehemently searching jira items in the backlog but I did remember few ticket numbers that were automatically spotted in the next sprint bucket. All I had to do was starting new sprint and that resolved the whole issue. 

Jira needs to add an extra check to confirm with a dialogue box - are you sure you want to delete this sprint? yes then enter jira admin credentials 

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