Mantis 1.0.8 to Jira 5.2


I recently inherited a Mantis 1.0.8 instance. This machine has no test or backup solution for it.

I have been asked to get a successful export of the tickets out of Mantis and put into our enterprise Jira instance. As of right now all I can get is access to the MySQL database.

We are on Jira 5.2, and the importer tool will not connect to Mantis version 1.0.8, it errors out when looking for a table that doesnt exist in 1.0.8

I found a post on what tables I would need to create to make 1.0.8 look like 1.1.8 (the oldest version Jira can connect to) -- would just creating those tables work for the import? More info here:

Or should I go the longer route of getting a test instance set up, import the database, and go through the upgrade process to get 1.0.8 to 1.1.8?

Thanks for reading!

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Hi Joshua,

Mantis Importer does various SQL queries against your database. If you can successfully add missing tables and columns, I think it should do the trick for your import (but I cannot guarantee that, as we have never tested it).

But look out to do not break your current mantis instance. I would advice you first to do the copy/duplicate/bakcup of your Mantis mysql database, add missing tables/columns and then try JIRA Importer.

Thanks Przemyslaw, thats what I was leaning towards trying. Thanks for the reply!

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