JIRA 7 doubts

I'm testing JIRA 7 EAP and I have some questions:

  • Is there any way to upgrade JIRA 6 to JIRA 7?
  • Which application contains the items such as issues, workflows, screens or custom fields?

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  • Sort of.  A standard upgrade process applies for going from 6 to 7, but you must not use it for production.  If you upgrade a 6.x to 7-EAP, you probably won't be able to move it to 7-supported, as it is an early access release.  Quite a lot of the EAPs have not had a migration path to the new product.  EAP is for testing only.
  • JIRA Core
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You can follow the rapid upgrade method: https://confluence.atlassian.com/jira/upgrading-jira-using-a-rapid-upgrade-method-312738529.html

Not sure what do you mean by the second part of the question.

Just be aware of the changes in JIRA 7: https://developer.atlassian.com/jiradev/latest-updates/preparing-for-jira-7-0

Thank you for your quick answer @Nic Brough [Adaptavist].

I'm just testing it and I have not planned to use it in a Production environment because it's still an EAP version.

However I was looking for documentation and I didn't found any about it.

So, the standard upgrade process will be still valid? Executing the bin or exe file of the JIRA 7 version would upgrade the JIRA 6 version?

About the applications, if you have some applications, JIRA Core always store the items such as workflows?

Jobin Kuruvilla thank you. What I mean is in JIRA 6 a workflow is related to the JIRA application. A board is related to JIRA Agile application. So, in JIRA 7, if you have some applications instaled, JIRA Core will allways store the workflows?

Yes, correct!

Is there any early documentation of JIRA 7 EAP?


Jobin Kuruvilla but I can have installed JIRA Service Desk without JIRA Core application. Workflows would be stored in JIRA Service Desk then?

No. If you take SD, you get Core as part of it.

Ok, every application have JIRA Core in it?

Yes, they rely on it for all the stuff you're asking about.

Then, if you only have SD, you only pay SD license although SD have a JIRA Core inside. Isn't it?

Yes, you'll only pay the SD licence. But it is twice what Core is. Because half of it is for Core probably.

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