How to clone project in Jira Software?

Milan Šalka May 2, 2021

How to clone project in Jira Software?

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Julien Peyrade _ Elements
Marketplace Partner
Marketplace Partners provide apps and integrations available on the Atlassian Marketplace that extend the power of Atlassian products.
April 17, 2024

Hello,

When cloning a project, there are generally two primary objectives: duplicating the project's configuration or its contents - including Epics, Stories, and Subtasks - or potentially both.

You can replicate the project configuration using a built-in Jira feature known as the shared project configuration.

For cloning the entire content of a project, I highly recommend utilizing a tool like our app, Elements Copy & Sync, for convenience. This tool automates the cloning of all project components (issues, fields, comments, attachments, forms, etc.) every time a new project is initiated, without requiring any manual intervention. It also preserves the original issue hierarchy, allowing for a complete duplication of Epics, including their related issues and subtasks, maintaining the same structure in the new project.

Project cloning can be initiated in various ways—manually, through an Automation rule, or directly from Jira search results (useful for selecting specific Epics to duplicate).

Additionally, our app facilitates ongoing synchronization between projects, ensuring that any updates in your "source of truth" project automatically reflect across all derived projects.

Elements Copy & Sync offers a 30-day free trial and remains free for instances with fewer than 10 users. I encourage you to try it out and reach out to our Support team if you have any questions.

Kind regards,

Julien

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Marlene Kegel - codefortynine
Marketplace Partner
Marketplace Partners provide apps and integrations available on the Atlassian Marketplace that extend the power of Atlassian products.
May 3, 2021

If you want to clone a Jira company-managed or team-managed project, along with issues, components and versions you can try our Jira cloud app Deep Clone for Jira.

Please note: If you want to clone team-managed projects or company-managed project boards, you need to enable the Advanced Project Clone. 

If you have questions or feedback, don't hesitate to contact our support.

Andrew Stone April 19, 2022

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Marlene Kegel - codefortynine
Marketplace Partner
Marketplace Partners provide apps and integrations available on the Atlassian Marketplace that extend the power of Atlassian products.
May 19, 2022

Update: It is now possible to clone team-managed and company-managed projects with Deep Clone for Jira.

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The reply below is outdated: 

Hi @Andrew Stone,

Thank you very much for your hint that there was a mistake in my post above. 

I just mixed up "team-managed" and "company-managed" projects. My post is now updated and correct.

Unfortunately, Jira doesn’t offer the necessary interfaces for us to enhance Project Clone for team-managed projects yet.

You can vote and watch for this feature request so Atlassian hopefully fills this gap soon.

We will notify you in this community post, one we're able to offer the project clone for team-managed projects.

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Deleted user May 3, 2021

Hi @Milan Šalka,

Your requirement can be achieved by using our Jira CLI app. Please refer to the marketplace link to our app here https://marketplace.atlassian.com/apps/6398/jira-command-line-interface-cli?hosting=cloud&tab=versions

The answer to your question is "You can clone a project with the below CLI action command".

--action cloneProject --project "COTMU" --toProject "ZJTARGET" --cloneIssues --copyAttachments --copySubtasks

Use cloneProject CLI action and provide values to the required parameters: project, toProject.
For example, here, COTMU is an existing project and ZJTARGET is a newly created project.

The CLI action, Creates a new project as a clone of a base project, and optionally you can copy versions, components, role actors, and issues to a new project.

We have opened a support ticket, https://bobswift.atlassian.net/servicedesk/customer/portal/1/SUPPORT-6696 to better track your request. However, we couldn't add you as a reporter. Please sign up using this link https://bobswift.atlassian.net/servicedesk/customer/portal/1/user/signup and share the user name/id. We'll then add you as the reporter and confirm.

Thanks,
Raja

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Darryl Lee
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May 3, 2021

Unfortunately there is no built-in function for this.

If the project is a Company-managed (aka "Classic") project, you can use a third-party application, Jira Command Line Interface.

You will likely require a license (full or trial) to use the cloneProject action.

https://confluence.atlassian.com/jirakb/clone-or-copy-a-jira-server-project-779160843.html

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