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Technical question on JCMA

We are in the process of assessing different migrations tools for one of the clients who wishes to migrate from DC to cloud.

To give some additional context, the client's DC instance is heavily customised using custom script runner scripts (~400+ custom scripts) that are kicking off various automations and calculations. Even the clients' Jira set-up is not aligned to Atlassian's recommended Jira set-up. In addition to this, the client is also planning to implement Jira Align, hence they have requested that the cloud target site be configured ONLY using Jira out of the box functionalities that can be easily integrated with Jira Align.

Hence, as part of the migration POC, we are planning to configure Jira projects in the cloud site manually aligning to the recommended practices - one Jira project for an ART with multiple team boards. This is VERY DIFFERENT SET-UP FROM WHAT THEY HAVE IN THEIR DC instance.

Wanted to know, in this situation, would JCMA be able to help or assist in just moving the data to a pre-existing Jira project in the cloud site?

I believe the answer is no as JCMA creates copies of Jira projects & its configurations when using JCMA. While it allows which projects to migrate from the source to target, it does not let you choose which Jira projects in the destination cloud site the data will reside.

Wanted to get this confirmation if my above understand is correct? If so, would you be able to recommend any other tool or option to migrate only a sub-set of data from source to the destination Jira projects already configured in the cloud site?

Thanks and Regards,

Mit Tolia

1 answer

Your understanding is correct. You would need to move the issues to a new Project with the new Schemes once the data is migrated in to Cloud.

My advice would be to focus on the Cloud migration as a phase 1 and not be distracted by the new POC.  I would start the POC after the data is in Cloud. As the old adage goes... Question: How do you eat an elephant? Answer: A little at a time.

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