JIRA 5.2.2 Failed to Restore System

Hi, I needed to move from OnDemand hosted JIRA to our own company server.

After installing JIRA 5.2.2 and uploaded the OnDemand Backup zip file to /home/imports

I am getting this error:

The xml data you are trying to import seems to be from a newer version of JIRA. This will not work.

I follow steps from here.


How can it be a newer version when I have installed from the latest download JIRA 5.2.2?

Is this a bug? Please help

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Hi dklsh,

Check this out


The current version running on OnDemand is JIRA 6.0-OD-2

Argh! then how on earth can I import my data from OnDemand to the latest self hosted JIRA ?!

Seems that I can get the latest 6.0 early access from http://www.atlassian.com/software/jira/download-eap so that i can import data from the latest OnDemand hosted JIRA

this still failed to import, same error saying JIRA Ondemand backup is from a newer version!

Renjith Pillai Community Champion Dec 26, 2012


At what stage did you provide the XML backup? It has to be given during the initial setup wizard stage. Read the 3rd point in https://confluence.atlassian.com/display/JIRA/Migrating+from+JIRA+OnDemand+to+a+JIRA+Installed+Site#MigratingfromJIRAOnDemandtoaJIRAInstalledSite-Instructions

I couldn't make import too. The decision was such: the new jira version with a standard database was established and to it was fastened (it was changed dbconfig.xml) a database (I have oracle). Jira carried out reindex. It worked. Were updated from version 4.1 on 5.0.7

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