How to make full backup of single project in Jira


Need easy method make full backup SINGLE project. Include attachements, tickets, configurations, workflows, etc. Thx!

Project Configuration for JIRA importing only configurations, or need FULL BUACKUP of single project! 



Maybe there is a way to share transfer in two stages:
- Jira Configuration Manager create copy project
- What do the transfer issues and attachements?

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You can't.

JIRA does a full export of everything, and you can import the issues from one project from that.  But that's it.

If you need single project backups with configuration, you'll need extra functionality.  This is exactly the case where I would reach for Botron's tool -

Configuration Manager does not exporting attachements and tickets :( ((

I know. But it does get the configuration without you having to process the XML. Combined with "project import from full backup", it's the closest you will currently get to "copy whole project"

Nic, full project backup its the unsatisfactory variant. Need only single project backup for customer jira.


I used option 1 and 3 for this case.


  1. In case you will not need to import it in JIRA (for documentation or project history/archive), you can select all issues in project, then click View -> Word. You will have all issue data in that file, except attachments. Attachments are in filesystem in separate project folder in JIRA home.
  2. Write fancy SQL select from database.
  3. In case you will need to import it in JIRA again: Clone JIRA to staging environment (export/import), delete all but 1 project from staging environment and create JIRA export from staging environment.



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