JIRA Core 7.9.x upgrade notes

Here are some important notes on upgrading to JIRA Core 7.9. For details of the new features and improvements in this release, see the JIRA Core 7.9 release notes

Upgrade notes

JIRA administrators

Connecting to MySQL using IPv6

You can connect JIRA to your MySQL database using an IPv6 address. To do this, complete the following steps to update the URL pattern in your dbconfig.xml file.

  1. Go to <JIRA-install-dir>/bin, and run config.sh or config.bat. This will open the JIRA configuration tool.
  2. In the Database tab, enter the IPv6 address.
  3. Click Save.
  4. Restart JIRA.

You don't have to make any changes if you're sticking to the IPv4 address, or if you're using a hostname for your database.

Connecting to SQL Server 2016

If you'd like to connect to the new supported database, make sure you read about the prerequisite steps: Connecting to SQL Server 2016


Plugin developers

See Preparing for JIRA 7.9 for any important changes regarding plugins.

Upgrade procedure

Note: Upgrade to a test environment first. Test your upgrades in your test environment before rolling them into production.

If you're already running a version of JIRA, please follow these instructions to upgrade to the latest version:

  1. Before you upgrade, we strongly recommend that you back up your installation directory, home directory, and database.
  2. Read the release notes and upgrade notes for all releases between your version and the latest version.
  3. Download the latest version of JIRA.
  4. Follow the instructions in the Upgrade Guide.

Upgrading from earlier versions?

  • 7.0, or later
    Take a look at the upgrade matrix. It lists known issues you should be aware of when upgrading between multiple versions.
  • Earlier than 7.0
    Consult the Migration hub. The JIRA 7.0 release introduced significant changes. You must first upgrade to JIRA 7.0 before upgrading to later versions.
Last modified on Apr 4, 2018

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