Can I import history of sprints/issues/etc. from JIRA into new instance of JIRA?

Using JIRA and Crowd, moved to a new network/server and need to move history of JIRA to new instance of JIRA.

How do I import old data into the new JIRA?

Currently, I'm attempting to hand jam the data (it's not a huge amount of date) but can not set previous task/improvements/issues to a previous sprint.

2 answers

Hi,

So you mean you are migrating JIRA to another server? If the dataset is not very large, you can simply make an XML backup of the old site and import that into the new one.

Regards,

Geert

I just read that post; if for some reason I can't go that route, is there a way to put sprint 1 into the new instance while the new instance is on sprint 2?

Specifically, while I'm inputting an old task/improvement/etc. it will not give me the option to add a previous sprint. Is there a way to add previous sprints and add action items to it?

Once a sprint is ended, you cannot manipulate its contents. So if sprint 1 has ended, you cannot add any issues to it. If you go this route, I think you really need to recreate the history, meaning that you need to add all the issues and then add them to a sprint, end the sprint and add issues to the next sprint etc.

Good info, thank you Geert.

Suggest an answer

Log in or Sign up to answer
How to earn badges on the Atlassian Community

How to earn badges on the Atlassian Community

Badges are a great way to show off community activity, whether you’re a newbie or a Champion.

Learn more
Community showcase
Published Sunday in Agility

You asked for it, so we delivered: images on issues have arrived

A picture tells a thousand words. And agility boards have just released their latest feature: cover images on issues – so now your board can tell a story at first glance. Upload attachmen...

846 views 3 12
Read article

Atlassian User Groups

Connect with like-minded Atlassian users at free events near you!

Find a group

Connect with like-minded Atlassian users at free events near you!

Find my local user group

Unfortunately there are no AUG chapters near you at the moment.

Start an AUG

You're one step closer to meeting fellow Atlassian users at your local meet up. Learn more about AUGs

Groups near you