I want to do an import of a project from a different jira instance with the same name as a project in the current jira.
I renamed the current project, so i can import the one from the different instance without any problems. However the problem starts when trying to copy the attachments over.
Since the renamed project does not rename the directory in the attachments map. i cannot simply copy over the directory from the different instance, since there might be an overlap.
What is the best way to handle this situation
You mean that you want to import a project with the same key not the same name? When you change the key for a project the old key remains in the system that is why you have the error.
I would advise you to use special tools which will let you to import a project with attachements. Something like Project Configurator
You won't be able to create a new project with the old project key.
So you have a few workarounds:
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