Hi, I currently work with two main instances of Jira, 'clients' and 'mine'. I would like to 'clone' stories from the clients Jira to 'my' Jira. I've looked at the REST API but I'm not sure if this will work. I'm not very familiar with 'back-end' jira, although I've been using it for project development life-cycles for several years.
I have tried exporting and importing (as CSV) but the import messes around with the formatting of the stories and it means that if the story description or acceptance criteria is changed I have to manually update the other instance of Jira.
Is API\cloning possible or is it something that will need to stay as a manual task for now?
Welcome to the community, @Joseph Saunders.
With our Jira cloud app Deep Clone for Jira you can bulk clone issues between two or more Jira instances. Once the instances are connected, cloning is pretty simple and can be done by every Jira user who has access to Deep Clone.
Are you working with Jira server or Jira cloud?
Deep Clone is only available for Jira cloud. But if you work with Jira cloud it is possible to connect any cloud instances, as long as both instances have Deep Clone installed.
I assumed that you are working with Jira cloud (because of the the tags of this post "cloud", "jira-software-cloud"). But when you say that the instances are hosted on your work server/the clients server it seems that you are using Jira server.
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