Any challenges with switching DB from MySQL to Oracle?

We are planning to start out with a Jira 6.1 instance using a local MySQL DB for a team of 100 Developers, with plans to switch to an Oracle DB (running on a separate DB server) in a few months. Anyone have any concerns or know of challenges with this plan we should consider?

Thanks in Advance!

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Pedro Souza Atlassian Team Jan 29, 2014

Hi Dave,

It's hard to say that you will not face any challenges during the database migration.

But the process itself usually is pretty simple, JIRA has a XML Backup engine, which exports all your data, and also imports it, doing all the necessary adjusts to place your data in whichever database it's connected.

So basically, what you will need to do is:

1. Export your Mysql XML Backup.

2. Setup your Oracle clean database (follow this document: Connecting JIRA to Oracle.)

3. Connect JIRA to this new Database.

4. Import your XML Backup.

I hope it helps!

Best Regards.

Thanks for Confirming my understanding!

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Richie Gee Atlassian Team Feb 18, 2014

https://confluence.atlassian.com/display/JIRA/Switching+Databases#SwitchingDatabases-differenttype

Just to share as well, there is a documentation on how to switch the database which Pedro has listed the steps. :)

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A bug fixed in October gives some info around some issues you may run into with a large number or projects.

https://jira.atlassian.com/browse/JRA-19317

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