This process is typically conducted towards the end of migrating JIRA applications to another server or splitting JIRA applications across multiple servers.
If you wish restore a single project from your backup into an existing JIRA instance, refer to these instructions on restoring a project from backup instead.
Restoring JIRA from backup is a three stage process:
- (Optional) Disable email sending/receiving
- Restore data from XML to the database
- (Optional) Restore the attachments to the attachments directory (if attachments were backed up)