Upgrading JIRA/GreenHopper

We're about to upgrade to the latest-and-greatest, but our IT is having doubts about the need to migrate databases between "old" and "new" JIRA.

So we're proposing to do it in a two-stage process: do the install/migration but leave old JIRA available to users while we confirm the new JIRA installation/migration has been successful; then sync the changes users have made in the interim to the new JIRA database before cutting the users over to new JIRA.

The question is: how do we do that "synchronization" step from old JIRA database to new JIRA database?

And the second question is: if GreenHopper affected by any of this?

All wisdom welcome,

Daryl

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Hi, an addition to what Ala said, do make sure the home directory is backed up and exported too, not just the database.

Greenhopper is just a plugin for JIRA. It'll move along with JIRA without any additional steps. You can update just as you update a plugin.

Hello Daryl,

First, as about restoring, you may want to refer to the following link that gives a full description about the restoration process:

https://confluence.atlassian.com/display/JIRA/Restoring+Data

And if you want to use the database backup, you can backup your old jiraDB, then create a new empty DB and restore the old DB into the new one. After that, point your JIRA instance to the new (restored) DB.

As for the synchronization question, I think some related discussion about it was done here:

https://answers.atlassian.com/questions/96399/how-to-sync-two-different-jira-instance

https://answers.atlassian.com/questions/15672/connecting-two-jira-instances

Lastly, for the greenhopper, can you elaborate further? As I'm a bit lost here. :)

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