Importing and exporting data
At times, you may need to import or export data to or from JIRA. You may want to import data from another tool (like Github or Fogbugz), another JIRA instance, or from a manually prepared file such as a CSV or JSON file. You may want to export your data so that you can perform some manual manipulation on it, or to move a project from one instance to another. This section of the documentation explains how to perform imports and exports of your data. If you'd like more information on backing up your data, and restoring a backup, please refer to the System administration section of the documentation.