Jira Software 8.2.x upgrade notes
Here are some important notes on upgrading to Jira Software 8.2.
For details on the new features and improvements in this release, see the Jira Software 8.2.x release notes.
Here's a summary of changes and important notes from Jira 8.2.
The issue JRASERVER-69388 related to all Jira 8.2.x versions released so far has been fixed in Jira 8.2.4. Upgrading to Jira 8.2.4 will prevent the issue from affecting new data. However, the upgrade won’t fix the already existing problems. We are working on a solution for this as well.
If you're on version 8.1.x (or older) we recommend that you to upgrade to Jira 8.2.4.
Increase pool-max-size on upgrade
If you're upgrading from Jira 7.x to Jira 8.x we recommend changing the pool-max-size parameter to 40 in your dbconfig.xml before the upgrade. Leaving the default of 20 can sometimes lead to “ResultSet Closed” errors during re-indexing on 8.x. For information on implementing the change, see Tuning database connections.
Support for Java 11
Java 11 is now officially supported! For more details, see Supported platforms.
If you're using SQL Server as the database, note that we've updated the Microsoft JDBC driver bundled with Jira to version 7.2.1. This version is required to use Java 11.
Running Jira with Microsoft SQL Server 2017
You can now run Jira with Microsoft SQL Server 2017. For more info, see Connecting Jira to Microsoft SQL Server 2017
Upgrade to DVCS plugin
If your Jira Software Server or Data Center instance is connected to Bitbucket Cloud, it’s through the Jira DVCS connector plugin.
Due to GDPR regulations and the personal data protection they require, we've needed to make some changes to the API's that Bitbucket Cloud has available. These changes happen in two phases. Phase one will be live on Bitbucket Cloud by the 10th of May, 2019, and Phase two will go live on the 1st of September, 2019.
What you need to do as a result is to upgrade your Jira Software instance or upgrade your Jira DVCS connector plugin to the relevant version. For more information, see Jira KB.
End of support announcements
In Jira 8.2, we're making the following changes:
Removing 32-bit installers. The 32-bit installers are no longer available to download. If you need to stick to 32-bit systems, you can still install Jira by using the
zip/tar.gzarchives, as described here.
Advance notice: End of support for several built-in importers. In Jira 8.4, we will drop support for built-in importers that are dedicated to specific applications, like Asana, Bugzilla, Pivotal Tracker, etc. You will still be able to import data to Jira, provided that you use the CSV or JSON format.
For more info, see End of support announcements.
See Preparing for Jira 8.2 for any important changes regarding apps.
See Upgrading Jira applications for complete upgrade procedures, including all available upgrade methods and pre-upgrade steps that are required for Jira 8.2. For a more tailored upgrade, go to > 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.
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