My team is trying to get an evaluation licence for 90 days and once we get our production licence, we plan on continuing the usage of evaluation licence as the developer/non-prod instance. Is this possible? Please suggest that bestway if we need 1 prod instance and 1 non-prod instance of JIRA.
P.S.: This is for data center version of JIRA. If yes, then will the developer instance continue as a data center?
Atlassian provides Developer license free of cost when you buy a license. So once you have purchased license for your production Jira instance, you will be able to generate a developer license for your non production Jira instance free of cost.
"Developer licenses are available to existing commercial and academic server license holders (not available for cloud or server Starter products) who wish to deploy non-production installations for use in testing and development of the Atlassian software (e.g. version upgrades, customizations to the software, etc) that should not be done on a live production instance.
Developer licenses can also be used for non-production installations of the software deployed on a cold standby server.
This license is provided free of charge and the maintenance expiration of this license will be synchronized to the maintenance expiration date of your product."
More details are available here: https://www.atlassian.com/licensing/purchase-licensing#licensing
Thank you for the elaborate response.
However, during the evaluation phase, we will be standing up all our projects on the data center (evaluation licence). If we are happy with the setup, we will buy the enterprise licence (separately) and copy the data into it from the existing evaluation version.
Can we retain the same evaluation instance as the non-prod instead of getting a developer instance and migrating data again?
Copying data around like that is hard work and pointless. The licence scheme is designed to allow you to take your "evaluation" system and convert it to a "production" system, with everything intact very easily. You just apply the production licence to it, and it's now production.
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