It's not the same without you

Join the community to find out what other Atlassian users are discussing, debating and creating.

Atlassian Community Hero Image Collage

Migrating Jira to new server and keeping same database

Stephanie Menteer Oct 02, 2013

Our JIRA 5.2.11 is running on an old Windows 2003 (VM) server. We are getting ready to migrate it to a Windows 2008 (VM) server. The new server will be 64-bit, whereas the old one is 32-bit. Our JIRA Oracle database is on an Exadata server, and we don't plan on making any changes to the database or upgrading JIRA to a new version. I looked through the "Migrating JIRA to Another Server" instructions, and I don't see why we couldn't shut JIRA down, back up our Oracle database and JIRA Home and Installation directories, install JIRA 5.2.11 (64-bit) on the new Windows server, copy our existing JIRA Home directory to the new server, do any configuration updates needed, then start JIRA. It seems to me that our existing dbconfig.xml file could be used to connect to the existing database. Is there a reason why we have to do the XML backup of our database, do the install with an empty database, and then import the XML backup file into the new database? I looked through similar questions and answers here, but I don't know if they apply to our specific situation.

Thanks,

Stephanie

1 answer

1 accepted

3 votes
Answer accepted
Zulfadli Noor Sazali Atlassian Team Oct 02, 2013

We usually recommend doing upgrades and/or migrations via the XML backup when it comes to JIRA. However, understanding the idea of your migration process, it does looks fine.

But, I would say is best to create a copy of the database schema and get the new server to point to the new copy of the database schema. We have seen couple of cases with two JIRA connecting to one database schema where it just a mess.

Stephanie Menteer Oct 02, 2013

Thanks, that makes sense!

Suggest an answer

Log in or Sign up to answer
This widget could not be displayed.
This widget could not be displayed.
Community showcase
Posted in Off-topic

Disney Live Action Reboots: Are you for or against?

Happy Friday Everyone! Today marks the international release of Disney's live action version of the animated classic Aladdin. I know that this movie was met with some controversy of over cast...

168 views 21 10
Join discussion

Community Events

Connect with like-minded Atlassian users at free events near you!

Find an event

Connect with like-minded Atlassian users at free events near you!

Unfortunately there are no Community Events near you at the moment.

Host an event

You're one step closer to meeting fellow Atlassian users at your local event. Learn more about Community Events

Events near you