I will be upgrading our on-premise Jira to 6.2.3 in two weeks so that we can import some projects from an associate's OnDemand jira.
I don't need to know when Jira 6.3 is going to be released, I just want to be sure that it is NOT released before I get upgraded to 6.2.3. If OnDemand upgraded to 6.3 I'd be hammered :-)
Can I get any assurances here?
Not really. Atlassian release "when it's ready" and don't publish much of a schedule. Even partners and experts don't get much warning.
Later versions of Jira can import from OnDemand of higher versions though, so you'll be able to take a 6.3 copy and drop it into 6.2
"Later versions of Jira can import from OnDemand of higher versions though, so you'll be able to take a 6.3 copy and drop it into 6.2" Wow, that's news to me... we tried to import into 6.1.3 from current on demand, and it wouldn't work, and Atlassian support told us that's not supported. So, I am surprised that I would be able to import into 6.2.3 from OnDemand at version 6.3 ...
I have a feeling you can do 6.2 to 6.1, I think that's where I did it.
All you do is fire up a new empty 6.1, and choose the "restore from a backup" option. Point it at the xml from a 6.2 OnDemand, and you'll get a big red warning box, but a system built from your 6.3 data will be created on 6.2. I still don't think it's supported, but it does work.
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