Upgrade & migrate 6.4 to 7.0



I'm planning to upgrade AND migrate my current JIRA 6.4 to a new server where i want to run 7.0. Can i do this in one go or should i first perform an upgrade to 7.0 on my current server? For example: when i export my database in 6.4, will a clean 7.0 install be able to import this format?





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Hello Jasper,

     Yes, you can perform the migration and upgrade at same time as described in this document: Migrating JIRA to Another Server

     Please be aware that there are many significant changes between 6.4 and 7.0, so I strongly recommend you to read all sections related to your product configuration at Atlassian Migration Hub before performing any tasks. It will be better to set a test instance, perform the upgrade there and study the changes before actually changing your production environment to it. Actually this is good practice for any upgrade.

Hi Daniel,

Currently my JIRA server is running on 6.4.12 and it's soon will be EOL. I want to upgrade to 7.0 and can't find the upgrade path from 6.4.12 to 7.0.0. Can I upgrade directly from 6.4.12 to 7.0 or do I need to do minor upgrades first?

Thanks in advance.

Hi daniel ,

currently right now we had enterprise JIRA we had 100 users license,  the version of JIRA is 6.4.4

we are gonna planning to upgrade our JIRA to version 7 , our JIRA installed on ec2 servers amazon web services so the step that im gonna do is

  1. create image from the existing instance ec2 JIRA 
  2. load the image into new instance / new server 
  3. download new JIRA version 7 and install it untill finish
  4. running JIRA configuration tool.  to change the path / directory   

    so the question that im asking is ? 
     whats the impact for the licensed on the existing JIRA servers 


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