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Where to find a clear upgrade path for JIRA?


I'm looking for a document that have a clear recommended upgrade path for JIRA;

Usually when we need to upgrade an old version we need to dig in old release/upgrade notes to find the best approach. 

It would be nice to have something similar the Confluence documentation where it provides a clear upgrade path for older versions.


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Brant Schroeder Community Leader Feb 09, 2021

@Italo Qualisoni _e-Core_ 

I would recommend using the Jira upgrade checklist -

This is a great way to determine the steps and path forward.

Hi @Brant Schroeder ,

This is a great document for upgrade but unfortunately it doesn't have the upgrade path information.

I'm looking for a document that explain the required upgrade path for the following scenarios:

  • JIRA 5.x -> 8.13
  • JIRA 6.x -> 8.13
  • JIRA 7.x -> 8.13

Today we need to go through the old release/upgrade notes to understand what intermediate upgrade are required, and it should as well documented and easier to find.

In the past I have skipped a mandatory step during a test and this has broken one main feature for JIRA, and I had to redo the upgrade including the intermediary upgrade.

Brant Schroeder Community Leader Feb 09, 2021

@Italo Qualisoni _e-Core_ They used to provide that information many versions back.  There is no longer any documents that I know of that discuss that other than the checklist I provided.  If you look at the checklist under Determine your optimal upgrade method it states: If you are starting from Jira 6.4 or earlier, you need to upgrade to Jira 7.x (for example: 7.13) first before you upgrade to 8.x.

You can also check out the Upgrading Jira for other resources.

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