Upgrade 6.4.x to 7.5 on a different Server

We have no specific plugins (I deinstalled Automation just in case) and a small installation.  Other plugins we have are all about HipChat and stuff we don't use, so I hope I am OK in not being concerned with them.  I have disabled them all anyway.

Server A has JIRA 6.4.11 on it, Oracle 11.2.x.  Done all my backups etc and copied JIRA_HOME to a place on Server B

Server B has Oracle 12c.  I have installed JIRA 7.5.0 (latest and greatest, thought I'd try it).  It has it's own JIRA_HOME, but using step 3.2 of the migration guide, I've pointed it to my copied 6.4.11 JIRA_HOME.  I have created my Oracle DB for Jira to sit in.

I have now reached the end of Step 3.3.  Step 3.4 and 3.5 seem straightforward to link to the empty database, but then I need clarification.  Step 3.6 says import you XML database.  OK I could do that, but it's 6.4.11.  At what point do I upgrade it using the rapid upgrade method (or some other way)?  It completely misses the need for this in the Migration doc.  Or maybe I'm missing something...


1 answer

0 votes

Which migration guide are you reading?  (There are several!)

Even without them, I think you're mostly going in the right direction, but I would strongly recommend upgrading a copy of the 6.4.11 database to 7.0 and then take that to 7.5.  A large jump in numbers can mean more headaches, but there's also code removed from 7.2 and above for handling the update of data from 6.x, so you really want to go through 7.0

Hi, thanks for the reply.  The doc is called Migrating JIRA applications to another server.

OK, I can delete all the JIRA software installed and install 7.0, but my question would still be at what point do I upgrade?

Also if I start from 7.0, can I then upgrade using the Rapid Upgrade directly to 7.5?

Rolled back to 6.4.11 on new Server and attempting upgrade from that point, so this can be closed.  Documentation on migration with upgrade seems poor though.

Suggest an answer

Log in or Join to answer
Community showcase
Sarah Schuster
Posted Jan 29, 2018 in Jira

What are common themes you've seen across successful & failed Jira Software implementations?

Hey everyone! My name is Sarah Schuster, and I'm a Customer Success Manager in Atlassian specializing in Jira Software Cloud. Over the next few weeks I will be posting discussion topics (8 total) to ...

3,139 views 13 19
Join discussion

Atlassian User Groups

Connect with like-minded Atlassian users at free events near you!

Find a group

Connect with like-minded Atlassian users at free events near you!

Find my local user group

Unfortunately there are no AUG chapters near you at the moment.

Start an AUG

You're one step closer to meeting fellow Atlassian users at your local meet up. Learn more about AUGs

Groups near you
Atlassian Team Tour

Join us on the Team Tour

We're bringing product updates and pro tips on teamwork to ten cities around the world.

Save your spot