Import attachment for project already imported in JIRA

HI Team,

I have done a project import in JIRA from a backup, the project import was made successfully and i have all the issues imported along with version and components as desired, but i had chosen for the attachments for import, do we have any means of importing the attachments now to the project which are already imported, i have read somewhere it can be possible by copying the attachment folder from source (old JIRA instance) to target (New jira instance)

Kindly provide me your suggestions


Ravish Raju

2 answers

Hi ravish,

You should indeed just copy the old attachment folder for the project into your new jira attachment folder.

You might need to do a reindex and clear some caches but that should be all.

In the event that it doesn't work: remove the project from your new JIRA, copy the attachments first and then do the import again.

Best regards,


Thanks for your suggestions Peter, i shall try the same and get back on this.


Ravish Raju

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