What would be the best way to migrate a project (including workflow and Agile panels) from one server to another without manually re-creating custom fields and custom screens?
The simplest way would be to take an xml export from the source JIRA server and restore from backup the entire xml into the target server. Then delete the projects that you do not need. This option is only valid if your target instance is empty. Note that a xml restore will wipe of any existing data form the target instance.
If your target instance has some data which you cannot afford to wpie off, then the only option you have is to use the project import feature.
With project import you need to re-create the configurations manually i.e. custom fields, workflows. Screens are not mandatory to be re-created. Any agile boards you have will also need to be manually recreated on the target instance.
Here's the link to the project import which gives you more information.
Let me explain it again. I think i have confused you.
Project import is always the best option to migrate projects between two jira instances. As in this case, the target instance need not be empty. Project import to target does not wipe off all data from target instance. However, the cons is that there is usually a lot of configurations that you need to replicate before you can do that.
In your case, it seems there is data in your target isntance which is valuble to you, so the only option left for you is project import.
Restore from xml is not an option.
It would had been an option if you were happy to lose all the data in your target instance,
Hope this clears.
Could you please send me a link or documetation if this solution was okay for you?
Do you advise this Project Configurator?
I have same issue, i need to migrate almost 15 projects to another living instance. So this means thousands of customizations needs to be created at target instance.
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