Migrate from Server to Data Center
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Migrating an existing server installation to Data Center? This guide provides you with a high level overview of the steps you’ll need to take.
Keep your server infrastructure when you upgrade
Migrating from server to Data Center? If you currently have apps installed on your server installation, you’ll also need to upgrade your apps to the Data Center version – if one is available. Learn more about how Data Center app licensing works.
Cluster your application
Clustered Data Center deployments require additional infrastructure (such as a load balancer), and a more complex deployment topology, so there will be more steps involved in the migration process.
It's important to build and follow a plan to successfully make the switch to a clustered deployment model. Here are some guides to get you started:
- The Atlassian Data Center migration plan gives some guidance on overall process, organizational preparedness, estimated time frames, and app compatibility.
- The Atlassian Data Center migration checklist also provides useful tests and checks to perform throughout the moving process.
Jira Data Center Migration App
If you're planning to migrate your Jira instance to clustered infrastructure on AWS, consider using the Jira Data Center Migration App. This app will automate the customization and deployment of AWS infrastructure; afterwards, it'll also walk you through the migration process. For detailed information, see How to use the Data Center Migration app to migrate Jira to an AWS cluster.
Consolidate multiple instances
If you plan to consolidate multiple individual instances into a single Data Center deployment, then see our overview of Atlassian Data Center instance consolidation.