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We have an important customer which is actually using Server version as an internal instance not publicly accessible to internet but accessible through internal private network for employee.
There is a need now to convert this Server version to a DataCenter version with multiple node.
A side of the technical implementation of the infrastructure, I am looking foe the official Atlassian docuement which describe the steps to migrate.
I have seen some docs where it is mentionned that it is simply required to paste a DataCenter licence inot Server instance.
But in my mind this is not correct because the binarries remains for Server and not data center
Thanks for clarification on where is this official page and best practice for migration
You can just take the license and paste it in. The way that it works is the binaries are all the same, but the license activates certain DC features.
That being said, if you are going to be setting up a clustered environment, there are some additional steps.
Here is some documentation to get you started. The biggest change between DC and server is the shared home directory and the load balancer to manage traffic between the nodes.
@Kian Stack Mumo Systems thanks for your reply.
Base on what you said for the Share folder it is true that with server it is set to local instance and for DataCenter it needs to be a shard location like azure storage accunt for instance.
Base on that I have few question
Q1 : How the share folder is build ? Is it a simple manual copy of the local server folder to a share folder ?
Q2 : I thing it is not enough to simply change the license. As server version might be quite far from equivalent data Center release , it is strongly advise to update binaries as well , agreed ?
I think the proper steps are as below :
Thanks for your reply
In Jira Data Center each node will have a local home directory. Then each of them will access a shared home which should be accessible by both nodes. It appears that an azure storage account will work.
The following directories should be copied from the local home to the shared home:
For more information, review this page.
You do NOT need to update the binaries unless you are seeking to perform an upgrade at the same time. The installation files for Jira are the same whether or not you are using Jira Data Center or Jira Server.