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Upgrade Jira Jira from v7.9.0 to Jira 8.4

Hi we want to upgrade our Jira from v7.9.0 so I want to know which way will be best to jump straight into the latest version or go each version or can I jump a few? please guide me through as this is our first time.

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Hi @billy_molokwane , 


for an upgrade from Jira 7.x to Jira 8.x, you can simply get the new installer/archive, configure it to point to your existing JIRA_HOME directory and start it. No need to export/import data or point to a new database.

You can find the full documentation on upgrading here.


Let me know if it works, 



Thank you Alexis I will let you know 

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Joe Pitt Community Leader Oct 15, 2019

Make sure any plugins you have support the new JIRA version. You may need to install some of them at the same time you upgrade JIRA

Sounds like a good Idea thanks 

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If I were to decide - I would move frm 7.9.* to 8.0* version and then jump from 8.0.* to  8.4.*

Sounds like a Good idea thank you 

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