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I need some advice.

I'm working with 2 organizations that have merged into one company. Here's what I'm dealing with:

  • The parent org has a 1 year old, very small, non-customized Jira cloud instance with only 5 projects, no  subscriptions to service desk or confluence and no external users/customers
  • The child org has a 4+ years old, somewhat bigger, robustly customized Jira cloud instance with 35 projects, fully enabled service desks and confluence instances and external users/customers.

The task is to merge the two. The thought from the parent's perspective is to bring the child into the parent instance. That's going to take a lot of backend work to customize the parent to accommodate the child instance's technical requirements. 

Looking at the backend workings of both sites, I keep thinking that it is a better solution to bring the parent into the child instance. It would be not only easier, but provide fewer opportunities for data loss or possible glitches to migrate the simple parent instance into the complex child instance. This way workflows, permissions, automation and all customized areas would remain intact.

I need suggestions!

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John M Funk Community Leader May 18, 2022

Hi @Donna Bates  - Did you ever get your sites merged? 

Well, yes and no.

Client chose to keep both sites - one for public/customer work where external users can work in the projects too and one for strictly internal/corporate work to be done. So some existing projects had to be moved from one side to the other and permissions redone/created and users shuffled about.

Not my method of choice, but then I just work here.... :-)

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John M Funk Community Leader May 18, 2022

I hear ya. Just didn't want for anyone not to respond to you - if even months later. :-(

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