Jira Software 8.17.x upgrade notes


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Here are some important notes on upgrading to Jira Software 8.17.

 Upgrade notes

Here's some important information you should know about:

Excluding custom fields from data pipeline exports

User-generated custom fields and fields provided by apps are now included in the data pipeline export by default. If you want to exclude custom field data, set the data.pipeline.feature.jira.all.exportable.custom.fields.disabled dark feature flag.

Connecting Jira to Microsoft SQL Server 2019

You can now use Microsoft SQL Server 2019 as your database. For more info on how to connect Jira to this database, see Connecting Jira application to SQL Server 2019.

Removing obsolete JIM importers

We’ve removed obsolete importers deprecated in Jira 8.4, and they are no longer available. From now on, you can only use the CSV and JSON importers. Importers provided by 3rd party app aren’t affected by this change.

List of removed importers...
  • Excel
  • Bitbucket
  • GitHub
  • Asana
  • Trello
  • Microsoft TFS
  • Rally
  • VersionOne
  • YouTrack
  • Axosoft
  • Pivotal Tracker
  • Bugzilla
  • FogBugz On Demand
  • FogBugz
  • Mantis
  • Trac
  • Redmine
  • Basecamp

 End of support announcements

Here are the changes to supported platforms in this version:

  • Deprecating PostgreSQL 9.6: We're deprecating PostgreSQL 9.6, and plan to remove it in Jira Service Management 4.19.
  • Deprecating Microsoft Edge Legacy: After introducing support for Microsoft Edge (Chromium), we’re deprecating Microsoft Edge Legacy, but you can still use it with this version.

For the list of supported platforms, see Supported platforms.

 App developers

See Preparing for Jira 8.17 for any important changes regarding apps.

 Upgrade procedure

Upgrading from a Jira version 8.x.x? 

  • See Upgrading Jira applications for complete upgrade procedures, including all available upgrade methods and pre-upgrade steps. 

  • For a more tailored upgrade, go to Jira administration > Applications > Plan your upgrade. We’ll recommend a version to upgrade to, run pre-upgrade checks, and provide you with a custom upgrade guide with step-by-step instructions.
Last modified on May 17, 2021

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