Moving from Server to Data Center

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Upgrading an existing Server installation to Data Center? This guide provides you with a high level overview of the steps you’ll need to take.

If you’re installing Data Center from scratch, see Getting Started with Data Center.

Keeping your Server infrastructure when you upgrade

If you have an existing Server installation, you can still use its infrastructure when you upgrade to Data Center. Many features exclusive to Data Center (like SAML single sign-onself-protection via rate limiting, and CDN support) don't require clustered infrastructure. You can start using these Data Center features by simply upgrading your Server installation’s license.

For more information on whether clustering is right for you, check out Atlassian Data Center architecture and infrastructure options.

Moving 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 exists. Learn more about how Data Center app licensing works.

Moving to clustered Data Center

Clustered Data Center installations 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:

Consolidating 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.

We're here to help

We have a range of services and programs designed to help you choose and implement the right solution for your organization. Check our Enterprise services page for details about services included with your Data Center license, as well as our paid services.

Last modified on Mar 19, 2020

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