Migrate one JIRA project to other JIRA instance

Hello, is there a way to export only one project from JIRA and import it to another instance?

Our JIRA has multiple projects and one of them has to be migrated to another JIRA server. We also want to migrate all project schemes and configuration.

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This link seems to be down - is there another instance of this information ? Thank you 

We had some problems with https://confluence.atlassian.com. It should be back now. 

Yes, realized that after all confluence pages i checked out were down smile - thank you for your reply and I look forward to your post - cheers

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Claudio Ombrella Community Champion Apr 13, 2017

You will need to do an XML backup and then use the project import functionality. Make sure you have setup your receiving project for th import with all the custom fields, workflow, etc. An additional tip: if the JIRA instance has a plugin like Zephyr then that data will not be imported as the JIRA project import does not read data created by the plugins.

Please confirm, when we do the project migration: are "fix Versions", "Affect Versions" & "Components" will be automatically imported to target system ..? or we have to do these manually..? 

Hi Miroslav, 

the best option would be a synchronization app from Atlassian marketplace. 

I personally use the J2J Issue Sync app which works great for me:


It can synchronize projects, issues and fields between two Jira instances. You can try it free before buy so you can test if it meets your requirements. 





(this is a pretty old question - but I guess still valid for a lot of people


The crux of this question is in 
We also want to migrate all project schemes and configuration.


Issue synchronisation tools are not meant for this type of migrations.  (I'm with the team that builds Exalate - also a synchronisation solution)

You should have a look at either configuration manager from Botron or project configurator from Adaptavist

The questions above are also relevant to https://jira.atlassian.com/browse/JRACLOUD-31806 which is still open.

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