I have a few Jira instances and I now I want to consolidate all of them into one single. How can I export data from all of those Jira instances and import them into a new one?
Looking back on my answer after reviewing the Project Importer functionality for another project I threw some notes together and put it up in our OnDemand instance:
To add to Jobin's response -
The only way to assess the true level of pain you are going to experience is to know how customized the JIRA instances are. You are going to want to start with the most complicated instance and merge the other, less complicated instances into it. The link in Jobin's response is your bible for the next few weeks. Couple points of interest:
Get ready for the suck.
Best of luck.
There is no easy way to do it. My suggestion is this:
Step 3 is not easy because you will have to manually import the required configurations before importing projects. See https://confluence.atlassian.com/display/JIRA/Restoring+a+Project+from+Backup
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