Skipping major versions when upgrading JIRA applications
To upgrade from early versions of JIRA to newer versions, you must upgrade to JIRA 4.4.5 before upgrading to a later version.
Follow these steps to skip major versions as you upgrade JIRA:
- Prepare: Read the upgrade guides for all the major versions between your current version and the version to which you are upgrading. You can read about important changes between versions in the Important Version-Specific Upgrade Notes.
- Upgrade to an interim version: Upgrade to JIRA 4.4.5 following these Upgrading JIRA with a Fallback Method instructions.
- Upgrade to the new version: Upgrade to the new version of JIRA following these appropriate instructions. Use the table on Upgrading JIRA page to determine which method is appropriate for your environment.
JIRA Software specific notes
If you plan to upgrade from JIRA and JIRA Agile less than 6.4.x and 6.3.5 respectively, you must upgrade to JIRA Software 7.0 as an interim version before upgrading further.
JIRA Service Desk specific notes
If you plan to upgrade from JIRA and JIRA Service Desk less than 6.4x and 2.5.x respectively, you must upgrade to JIRA Service Desk 3.0 as an interim version before upgrading further.
JIRA Software and JIRA Service Desk specific notes
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