How to set up staging environment plugins


I'm in the process of setting up a JIRA staging environment and following the 'Establishing staging server environments for JIRA applications' guide.

The question I have is, will copying over the JIRA data directory from production, with all the plugins cause a problem with the plugin license? What will happen if I start staging JIRA with these plugins?

Or should I install the plugins in the staging env first ( registered with a dev license ) and then copy over the production data dir?

 I don't want to knock out my production Tempo, Folio, Agile, and Zephir plugins when I start the staging environment.





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Hi Michael,

Usually it's best to have the add-ons installed first on the staging in order to be able to restore their data from production.

Even if you do it the other way, the production add-ons shouldn't get knocked out, but they might know work properly on staging.

For implementing the test->stage->prod process you can check our Configuration Manager for JIRA add-on - this is one of the main jobs it was developed for.


Thanks George!


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