How to Copy a Project Including Issue Status & History?

I would like to create a snapshot of a JIRA Project and then make several copies so people can use them for training purposes.

To begin with we are going through different stages of a project. I would like to make exact copies of a project at that point, then continue one "branch" and leave the other as snapshot for a project at that point in time.

Script runner makes a copy of the issues but the status values are lost for example.

I also tried to export a project (search replace the key in the xml export so it's imported as a new project) and import it again but that also reset the issue status values.

Is there a way to make an exact copy?

Thanks

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So... I must have made a mistake when I did the system Export and Project Import.

I did that again and double checked the project and I have everything back including Status etc.

I have to do a search and replace for the issue key in the export file, then create an empty project with that key using the right schemes, then I can import.

If there is a cleaner method I would love to hear it.

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Hi There

You might want to try one of the 3rd party plugins that we have in marketplace.

https://marketplace.atlassian.com/plugins/com.metova.jira.project-clone-plugin

There are a few extra ones on the link below as well:

https://marketplace.atlassian.com/search?application=jira&category=&cost=&hosting=&marketingLabel=&q=project+clone

Hope it helps! smile

Cheers

L.F

Thanks for the hint. Looking at the price of "Project Clone" (seriously?!?) and functionality of the others I think we'll stick with my hack for now...

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