Export project from Jira Trial version


I've set up a trial Jira (+Agile) standalone version instance and I've created there a demo project (30 user stories, and many subtasks).

Is there a way to export content of the project (so I can import that to corp Jira) ? (I've found information that there is Export/Import option on admin page - I cannot see it - probablly it's because I'm using free version) ?

(We will be either buying new 10 users Jira license for this project and using corporate Jira [the problem with that version is that it's being managed by "admin team" and it took them 1 week to add a new project and set up 8 accounts - this is the reason why I've used trial license ... ])


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The version of Jira doesn't matter, you should still have the export options (As long as you've got admin rights).

You should be able to do a full backup from there and import it into your corporate install, but to do that, you need to be sure that the two Jira installs are the same version, and you'll need admin rights on the corporate install.


I can see in System tab Backup System option.

But from what I've found out I should also have "Export" in Project settings

Chris has given you that link you need for the system backup approach

For project export, I have no idea what you're looking at, but it's not Atlassian documentation.

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Chris Fuller Atlassian Team Jun 08, 2014

The full migration instructions are here:


The instructions for how to obtain the export that you need are available here (and they do mention that some instances have a known issue finding the menu item and how to work around this):


Thanks to all of you

I've done that in a different way - I've exported all user stories to Excel and admin imported those to prod Jira instance.

We've lost some data (for example estimates) but most of fields are still there ;)

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