can we restore heigher version jira back to lower version jira?

Hi All,

Could we restore 5.2.9 jira backup in to 5.2.6 version jira?

Best Regards,


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Generally, no.

However, it MIGHT work in this case, as the database structure does not usually change within point releases. If you open up the 5.2.9 xml and edit the version you find in there to be the same as 5.2.6, then it will *probably* import ok.

But there's no way of knowing that and the only real answer is "test it with your own data"

5.2.9 is already installed now we need to install 5.2.6 .Once installed we need take backup of 5.2.9 to 5.2.6

Um, I'm not sure why you are telling us this? It doesn't change the question, or tell us that you are stuck somewhere?

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Daryl Chuah Atlassian Team May 02, 2013

Hi Kite

Atlassian does not support JIRA downgrades. We strongly recommend that you do not attempt to downgrade the edition of your existing JIRA installation (i.e. from JIRA Professional or JIRA Enterprise to JIRA Standard, or from JIRA Enterprise to JIRA Professional), as it is a non-trivial process that requires significant manual intervention. If you still wish to downgrade the edition of your JIRA installation, please refer to the appropriate pages linked below.

Quote from this documentation: Downgrading JIRA

Hopefully it helps!

Cheers :)

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