What's the best way to upgrade Jira from 4.4.3 to 5.2.11?

I'm upgrading from an old version, and here is a case where the amount of information is overwhelming. Right now my plan is to perform the following actions in our development environment:

1. Backup everything

2. Upgrade to 5.0

3. Upgrade to 5.1

4. Upgrade to 5.2

5. Upgrade to 5.11

6. Upgrade Greenhopper straight to latest version 6.2.1 from 5.7.4

Does anyone have a better idea or is this the way to go? Having to review/upgrade all the intermittent versions e.g. 5.1.1 would be exhausting.

5 answers

1 accepted

This widget could not be displayed.

You don't need to do this. You can go directly from 4.4.3 to 5.2.11.

Make sure you read all release notes and upgrade notes to understand the changes. Also, make sure the plugins, customizations are modified appropriately.

Thanks. That's exactly what I was trying to find out.

This widget could not be displayed.

Just as a follow up, I was able to migrate easily from 4.4.3 to 6.0.1 by following the upgrade notes directly. I'm having problems with the SSO/Siteminder integration due to opensymphony not being supported from 5.0 onwards but that is a separate issue.

This widget could not be displayed.

@Manohar, can you give me the link to your reference please, I also want to upgrade from 4.4.3 directly to 6.0.1

This widget could not be displayed.

https://confluence.atlassian.com/display/JIRA/Upgrading+JIRA+Using+a+Rapid+Upgrade+Method

Make sure to check your admin project links as they might be broken, and we also found that IE 9 requires you to run in compatibility mode. We also found that we had never been connected to Atlassian directly in order to download plugins from the marketplace, where 6.0.1 makes it very clear as to whether you are connected or not. Still working on a few issues, but most of them are minor.

This widget could not be displayed.

Hi Manohar, thank you..

Suggest an answer

Log in or Sign up to answer
Atlassian Summit 2018

Meet the community IRL

Atlassian Summit is an excellent opportunity for in-person support, training, and networking.

Learn more
Community showcase
Posted Wednesday in New to Jira

Are you planning to trial, or are currently trialling Jira Software? - We want to talk to you!

Hello! I'm Rayen, a product manager at Atlassian. My team and I are working hard to improve the trial experience for Jira Software Cloud. We are interested in   talking to 20 people planning t...

173 views 2 0
Join discussion

Atlassian User Groups

Connect with like-minded Atlassian users at free events near you!

Find a group

Connect with like-minded Atlassian users at free events near you!

Find my local user group

Unfortunately there are no AUG chapters near you at the moment.

Start an AUG

You're one step closer to meeting fellow Atlassian users at your local meet up. Learn more about AUGs

Groups near you