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Convert and/or Migrate Jira Instance

We have been running Jira using an installation on one network and want to move it to another network.  This question is about migration.

Can a Jira 8.5.1 instance running under a Postgres database on a Windows server be converted/migrated to a to Linux 7.x platform on an Oracle 12c database?

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Alexis Robert Community Leader Nov 26, 2019

Hi @Max ,


yes it's possible to migrate to another server with a different OS and database, you can simply do a XML backup, install a new Jira 8.5.1 on your linux server, and after the database setup you can choose to import your XML data.

You can have a look at the documentation for detailed steps :


Let me know if this helps, 



Thanks, this helps immensely!  Appreciate the quick answer.

Hi Max,

We're running the same Jira version (almost, 8.5.3) - however, we're migrationg *from* Oracle, to SQL Server. It would be interesting anyway, to know how the process of moving Jira to a different database platform was for your Jira instance. Was it a smooth transition, or did you hit upon a showstopper?

Cheers, Espen

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