We are in the process of moving our Jira installation and have a few questions.
We had 100 users for Jira and GreenHopper. We upgraded to 500 users for Jira and 500 for Greenhopper and purchased Confluence for 500 users. The original installation was running on a virtual machine, using HSQL and running in our office Version 4.1.2. We decided to just start over, we have a brand new server sitting in our production environment. I have the latest version of Jira installed and I'm using a MySQL database this time. My question really comes down to this - we need both of them running at the same time while we make the transition. We will continue to run on the old installation (the 100 users) while we build up this new one, export and import the data, create users and all of that jazz. If I take the newly provided License, and put it in *both* instances for the time being will this cause a problem? What is the recommended course of action here?
Technically, you should have two licenses - one for each Production server.
However, as you are migrating, and one is going in the bin soon, I think the terms of your license give you some leeway for moving over, and Atlassian certainly do. As long as you are definitely shutting the old one down soon, you should be fine. I'd put the real license on the new machine now, and then use a "development" license for the old one, as that's one of the reasons they exist (you can find it under your license in your atlassian account). If in doubt, I'd mail sales-at-atlassian.com and ask them exactly where you stand.
Bear in mind though - the import and export is a one off. If you use both of your Jira installations for a while, you could have quite a painful job migrating new data from the old one to the new.
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