Atlassian’s shift in strategy to become a cloud-first company has accelerated the journey to cloud with next-level offerings. On this journey, customers will start migrating their Jira instances and Apps from Server to Cloud (or Data Center) later in 2021 when Atlassian updates the Jira Cloud Migration Assistant (JCMA) with support for Jira apps.
At SmartBear, we are committed to facilitate a smooth transition to all our customers, so we have created a step-by-step guide to help you migrate your test data from Jira Server to Jira Cloud by using JCMA.
Install Capture for Jira Cloud in your Jira Cloud instance.
If you are already using Capture for Jira Cloud in some projects and the projects have the same name or project key as those they have in Jira Server, delete or rename those projects in Jira Cloud.
Navigate to Apps > Manage apps > Capture for Jira Settings and click Register for Migration to register your Jira Cloud instance for migration:
To start migrating your test data:
1. Navigate to Settings > System > Migrate to cloud in your Jira Server instance:
2. Click on ASSESS AND INSTALL APPS:
3. On the Assess your apps page, select Needed in cloud from the dropdown next to Capture for Jira and click Continue:
4. Specify the URL of the Jira Cloud instance where you want to migrate your data and click Continue:
5. Click Continue on the Install your apps page:
6. Once the step above completes, go back to Settings > System > Migrate to cloud and select Manage your migration:
7. On the subsequent page, click Create new migration, and then click Connect to cloud:
8. On the next page, specify a name for your migration, select the destination cloud site from the dropdown, and click Choose what to migrate:
9. On the subsequent page, select Projects to choose the projects you want to migrate or Users and Groups to specify which users to migrate:
Once done, click Apply Changes:
10. Select the applications you want to migrate and click Apply changes:
11. On the subsequent page, click Review migration:
12. If there are no warnings or errors, click Run:
13. Make sure to wait until the migration completes (the status must be Complete):
Once the migration status is Success, you need to clear cache and reindex data in your Jira Cloud instance. To do that, navigate to Apps > Manage Apps > Capture for Jira Settings and click Clear Server Cache, and then Reindex:
Once done, you can open Capture for Jira in your Jira Cloud instance and validate the migrated data. If no issues are found, you can start working with it.
The following limitations are specific to the Zephyr Capture for Jira migration.
If you have issues linked to issues in another project, you need to migrate the dependent project before migrating the project in which Capture for Jira is used. Example: You have Project A used for development and Project B in which Capture for Jira is used. A Project B issue is linked to a Project A issue. In this case, you need to migrate Project A first.
The migrated Capture for Jira variables belong only to the project adminwho migrated the data from Capture for Jira Server to Capture for Jira Cloud.
The favorite templates flag is not migrated. You will have to mark favorite templates again after migration.