Renaming the File Attachments from Old Jira Version

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  • After migrating from Jira Server to Jira Cloud, some attachments are broken due to different format of the file name in old Jira version.

  • This usually happens when Jira Server was running Jira 4.2 or earlier, then upgraded the version to the latest version.


  • In older version of Jira, the attachments are named as id_filename (Jira 4.2 and earlier). However, attachments are named only with IDs on the latest version of Jira (including Jira Cloud).

  • Even after upgrading Jira to the latest version, the old attachments remain with the old formatting,id_filename

  • Example:

    • Old format:

    • New format:



  • Need to make sure that 'rename' package is installed 

    Command 'rename' not found, but can be installed with:
    sudo apt install rename


  1. Download this script:

  2. Place the script within the data folder

  3. Run the script: 

    $ ./
  4. You would notice a log file called rename.txt is then added to the directory

Last modified on Jun 20, 2019

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