Users and Groups not being restored from Jira Cloud Backup

I'm trying to create a new test area based on our current production JIRA Cloud app.  I created a backup from production (including attachments, avtars, etc...), but after restore in a different fresh/new cloud app Users and Groups are not there (just me as admin and a couple that look JIRA specific).  I restored to a local instance to confirm users were there, and I see each user entered 2 times. Once with directory_id  2 and the other with directory_id 10000. I don't fully understand the mappings, but would assume this is likely the problem.I don't know the history on the app as to maybe at one time it used LDAP or Crowd for auth, but we currently do not want to use either of those?

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Timothy Chin Community Champion Apr 12, 2015

You need to check where those users are. If the directory holding those users are not available, then those users not be available too.

Thanks for the reply Timothy, unfortunately it looks like Cloud must work a little differently.  There is no menu option for User Directories in Cloud. 

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Hi, Dennis.

Full JIRA migration always includes Users and Groups, even in Cloud.

Missing users/groups is the main indication that the import failed.

This is often caused by the size of your imports, specially considering that you included attachments.

To check why this failed, you have to open a support request at, for further investigation. We need to check the logs and, if indeed the import file size if the problem, do an import without attachments and import the attachments later.

Kind regards,
Jaime Kirch da Silveira
Atlassian Cloud Support

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