JIRA upgrade path from 6.0.8 to 7.2.2 Jira Software

I need to know JIRA upgrade path from version 6.0.8 to latest 7.2.2

My idea is to upgrade like following steps:

6.0.8 ->JIRA 4.4.5

4.4.5 -> 6.4.14 (latest 6 version)

6.4.14 -> JIRA SOFTWARE 7.0

7.0 -> JIRA SOFTWARE 7.2.2 (latest version)

 

Can you please confirm or give some additional hints, if there something missing?

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I recently did 6.2.1 to 7.1.9 and this worked well for me:

6.1.2 -> 6.3.5

6.3.5 -> 6.4.14

6.4.14 -> 7.1.9

So beside the 6.0.8 -> 4.4.5 which i assume is a typo, you should be able to do:

6.0.8 -> 6.3.5

6.3.5 -> 6.4.14

6.4.14 -> 7.2.2

 

Hints and takeaways i did:

  • dont reindex between the first upgrades, the indexes is mainly for search indexes and will be overwritten, ignore gui error that can't show issues. In all this saved me 3 hours and i was able to make all 3 upgrades in 1.5 hours.
  • cacerts/server.xml/web.xml will be overwritten, make sure they are easy to restore. cacerts can be restored, i would diff the others to make sure that you follow the possibly changes structures but retain port setups and other customizations.
  • upgrade UPM as soon as JIRA starts up after each upgrade, continue to upgrade all plugins.
  • Use the plugin version checker to make sure that all plugins are compatible in destination version. Disable plugins that are not until you can safely re-enable them.

Thanks Jonas for your quick response!

I will try the upgrade path you mentioned.

 

I got this 4.4.5 typo from following page:

https://confluence.atlassian.com/jira064/skipping-major-versions-when-upgrading-jira-720411845.html

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