Restoring a JIRA OnDemand backup made in another instance

I had a JIRA OnDemand trial instance, with a non-optimal URL. So, when I decided to go for it, I made a backup (zipped xml files; activeobjects.xml and entities.xml), terminated the trial and made a new instance with the desired URL name.

But when I try to restore the backup with JIRA import, after uploading the zip file to the webdav directory, it fails with the message "This archive doesn't contains any valid JIRA Export file".

Was I wrong assuming the backup would be importable?

Is there any way to restore the back I have into the new OnDemand instance?

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This link states that a backup from OnDemand can be used on a local instance. I am not sure why your backup is failing. I know that in order to perform a backup/restore the JIRA instance must be the same version. Check if your instance is the same version as OnDemand. The JIRA web page footer usally displays the verion info.

https://confluence.atlassian.com/display/AOD/Backing+up+and+exporting+data

I got this error too because I also archived the folder that the backup XML files were in. When I zipped the files at the root level, without the folder, it worked.

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