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How are you handling migration of features and changes between environment?

Hi everyone,

I keep having the same problem in Jira. Whenever I make some changes or new functionality in a customers development instance, I don't know have any clever way of moving these changes to production. Every time I have to make the exact same changes all over again in production and I was hoping to get a discussion going on how everyone else is handling this problem?

Most of my customers are using Insight and Scriptrunner, so if anyone have tricks on how to include these add-ons as well (Insight Object Custom Fields, Listeners, Scriptet Post-Functions etc.) it would be much appreciated! 

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I tend to use Project Configurator, because I work for the vendor.  There are other apps that do similar work - the other one I've used a lot is Botron's Configuration Manager

Hi @Nic Brough _Adaptavist_ 

Thank you for your input, are you able to elaborate on the cons and pros between the two while you work for one? :) 

Lets say I made a new Issue Type with Custom Fields, a brand new Workflow within an existing project in the development instance. Would the recommended add-ons be able to carry over those changes to production while keeping the old stuff intact?

Daniel Ebers Community Leader Jul 06, 2020

Hi Matthis,

both products have their pros and cons. Migrations are -generally- not an easy task to do - beg my pardon I can't say anything about your specific case with Issue Types/Workflows.

Both products aimed towards not to harm your instances in any way - proper backups in advanced are advised anyway in all cases (and more in general also if not planning/doing migrations).

You can have evaluation licenses for both products mentioned through Atlassian Marketplace.
As each migration, literally, is individual my best advise would be to test both products on a non-production environment and then decide which one works best for you.

Cheers,
Daniel

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