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Migrate HSQL db to Mysql


I change my installation to MySQL and now he thinks this is a new installation


Screenshot from 2019-10-17 16-07-00.pngHow can I fix this? 

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Joe_Pitt Community Leader Oct 17, 2019

To migrate to a new database you need to do a JIRA backup from the old and then import it into the new database you are pointing to. The import will create all the configurations, schemes, workflows, issues, etc. As long as you don't move the location of the attachments all those links will be OK. 

Hi Joe, 

thanks for the reply.

So if you start a Jira with HSQL DB as I did you can switch? 

I already have data on my installation, and I follow this


So, your suggestion is,

1 - make a backup file from my HSQL installation.

2 - shutdown Jira

3 - install MySQL, like described in the link above 

4 - run, to change db to MySQL

5 - start Jira and when he prompts to set up Application, choose to "import your data"


once again thanks.

Joe_Pitt Community Leader Oct 17, 2019

Yes. Make sure you use the JIRA backup tool. It will create a zip file that you import. JIRA will accept the zip file. 

Ok, I'll do that 

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