Upgrading JIRA from 5.0.2 to 5.2 (latest) on MacOSX


I understand that MacOSX isn't an officially supported platform, but we're running JIRA 5.0.2 (+GH) on OSX Lion nicely at the moment and are about to upgrade.

Could somebody please point me to upgrade instructions relating to upgrading from JIRA 5.0.2 to 5.2 that would apply for OSX please?

In my search, I have found the general upgrade instructions and the version specific notes (5.0.4, 5.1 and 5.2). But obviously they're Windows/Linux specific. But I'd imagine the general principles apply: 1) Backup, 2) Execute installer?

Has anyone succesfully done an upgrade? Any gotchas to watch out for?

Thank you very much.


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Joe Wai Tye Atlassian Team Nov 25, 2012

Hi Prem,

I would recommend creating a backup before attempting anything, just to be on the safe side. Also, you might want to take a look at upgrading JIRA manually :


Hi Joe - why would you recommend upgrading manually? Thanks.

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Follow the linux instructions. Should be almost same. And yes, the general principles apply.

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