Upgrading Jira applications (Beta)

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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

Testing the upgrade

Before you go rushing off to upgrade the production, create a replica of your Jira instance in a testing environment, and test the upgrade.

Create a testing environment

Preparing for the upgrade

Get ready for the upgrade by reviewing the upgrade notes, running the health checks, and creating backups. This is a mandatory step!

View pre-upgrade steps

Choosing the upgrade method

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

Additional options

Server

Fallback

Provides quick roll back if upgrade fails

Data Center

The clustered version of Jira

Installer

Better for Windows

Manual

Better for Linux

Additional options

Data Center

Fallback

Provides quick roll back if upgrade fails

Upgrade FAQs

Upgrading is a complex decision, so let us help you get some questions answered.

Upgrade FAQ 

Last modified on Dec 14, 2018

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