We have all our current JIRA projects set up in version 6.4.10. Now we are looking to use the latest Enterprise Release 7.13 which will be hosted on a new server altogether.
Can I get suggestions on how the existing projects can be moved / copied from the existing version 6.4.10 in server X to the new version, 7.13 in server Y.
There is no upgrade as these are going to be different hardwares.
Suggestions / inputs, welcome please.
To migrate projects over to a new instance, both Jira instances must be at the same version. So I'm afraid you need to upgrade your existing instance before you can migrate.
Once that's done you have two options:
I would suggest the following ;
1) Before you go for a hardware change - upgrade your current JIRA to 7.13
2) Take a backup of the new JIRA ( in old hardware) to new JIRA ( in new hardware)
Use xml backup - it will pick up everything, but do ensure that you deal with attachments separately.
Thanks for your reply. Then again as part of upgrade, I understand as part of my other query that 6.4 cannot be upgraded directly to 7.13. It has to be upgraded to 7.0 and then to 7.13.
So, is this the only preferred approach in order to achieve moving all our projects in 6.4.10 to 7.13.
Unless - your source and target instances are of the same version , it is not recommended that you use backup of one version and restore it in an instance of another version.
It will work but you never know what kind of issues prop up and when.
Upgrades are pretty clean with JIRA - why don't you go for it ?
Moving 6.13 to 7.0 will be a big jump - but after that I do not see an issue.
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