We've been experimenting with Jira and hit the 10+ user problem in less than a month. 10 is quite small if you consider managers wanting status updates, developers working on the problems, and testers finding the problems.
I don't think the amount we do with it warrants paying anywhere near $77 per month, so I am looking at alternatives to doing this,
If I go for the self managed server option for 25 users $3500 one time, what is involved here? Can I easily transfer my cloud data across or do I need to start again.
Alternatively is there a free version that allows 10+ users.
Yes. It is possible to migrate from Jira Cloud to Jira Server:
There is a free version here but it's only For up to 10 users:
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