JIRA Project Import Error

Hello guys,

i'm doing a project import on JIRA using the Project Inport tool of the system, but i'm getting a weird error that I can't find an explanation anywhere.


  • The existing project with key 'XXXX' contains 'XXXXXXX' issues. You can not import a backup project into a project that contains existing issues.

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Could you guys give me a hand?

Thanks a bunch for any tips 

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Hi Ariel,

That is actually a pretty straight forward error. You can only restore projects from backup:

  • Into a project with no issues;
  • If the project with the same name/key does not exist.

I hope this helps!

Thats the thing, I got a project with no Issues created, but I still get the error =(

Got it, i was being a noob. Thanks for the tip heheh :D

Wow, Matheus, you're really a genius! Thank you for not helping anybody.

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Have you verified that there aren't any other projects with the same key? If you don't have any issues created, can you try just deleting the project and then doing the import? 

Yah, that was the error. Thanks a bunch =)

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