Upgrading Jira applications

Reasons to upgrade

A new version means new features, better performance, and continued support to name just a few. Here you can read more about the benefits of upgrading.


Reasons to upgrade

Upgrade checklist

Not sure what steps an upgrade involves, or maybe did it a thousand times and just need a quick cheat sheet? Grab this handy checklist for an overview of all steps.


Upgrade checklist



Pre-upgrade steps

Let's get these steps out of the way to make sure you have a smooth upgrade.

Testing the upgrade

Create a replica of your Jira instance in a testing environment, so you can test the upgrade.

Create a test environment

Preparing for the upgrade

Get Jira ready for the upgrade by running a health check, checking app compatibility, and creating backups.

View pre-upgrade steps



Upgrade methods

Not sure which one to choose? Learn more about upgrade methods

Server

The stand-alone version of Jira

Installer

Better for Windows

Manual

Better for Linux

Fallback

Quickly roll back if upgrade fails

Data Center

The clustered version of Jira

Installer

Better for Windows

Manual

Better for Linux

Fallback

Quickly roll back if upgrade fails

Zero downtime

Keep Jira active during the upgrade

Last modified on Aug 7, 2019

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