JIRA upgrade from version 6.3.6

Hi,

I am using JIRA 6.3.6 and I want to upgrade JIRA.Can you please suggest  to which JIRA version I should move?

Which JIRA version is stable?

and Please also suggest me  postgresql version supported for JIRA .

 

Thanks & Regards,

Neha

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Every release is concidered stable I guess, but all software has bugs.

Here is what Atlassian says:

  • We strongly recommend that you upgrade to the latest production version available. If you upgrade to an older version of JIRA, it may contain security vulnerabilities that were patched or fixed in subsequent versions. If you have to upgrade to an older version, check if there are any security advisories that apply to the version.

You cannot upgrade directly to 7.4 from 6.3.

Here is a thread on the topic:

https://community.atlassian.com/t5/JIRA-questions/JIRA-Upgrade-from-6-3-9-to-7-3-x/qaq-p/190524 

 

While upgrading make sure that you are using supported platforms:

https://confluence.atlassian.com/adminjiraserver072/supported-platforms-828787550.html

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There is no answer which fits all.

Usually the latest version is considered stable.

- Check the release notes of every major verison. Each major version has new features which you might find interessting.

https://confluence.atlassian.com/jirasoftware/jira-software-release-notes-776821069.html

- Do you use plugins? Check if your plugins support the version you want to upgrade to.

- Jira 7.4.x supports the latest postgres version 9.6.x.  Jira 7.3.x supports postgres up to version 9.5.x. If the 9.6 version is to "new" for you, maybe stick with a 9.5 version.

Check out the migration hub: https://confluence.atlassian.com/migration/jira-7

You need to upgrade to a 7.0 version first, if you come from a 6.3 version.

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