Settings, to do's before Jira upgrade - to foregone errors

Hi All,

we are upgrading our Jira next week from version 4.3.4 to 5.1. My experience is that there are some malfunctions, error after an upgrade: there are settings, plugins, etc always went wrong and we realized many weeks after the upgrade.

Have you got a checklist about Jira settings, parameters, plugins which have to be checked right after the upgarde? Maybe from your experience: a list of things which use to get wrong. You know I don't want that our users pick these errors.

Thanks in advance!

Rumi

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I strongly recommend, that you disable the Charting Plugin before you update (if you have it installed) - it screwed up my first upgrade attempt totally. Reenabling and updating it later gave no problem.

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Hi Thomas,

thank you for your hint!

Any experience from others?

what are the settings which need to be checked right after the upgrade?

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Hey Rumcesz,

Do a "Upgrade Check" for plugins using the plugin manager before even deciding to upgrade. This will tell you whether you will have a plugin which does not exist for the latest version of JIRA, but is an absolute requirement for you to upgrade.

I just read about another post asking the same question, and I would like to repeat what Jobin said there. You need to perform the upgrade on a test system to really say that it will be fine.

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