Migrating between Jira Cloud, Server and/or Data Center

If you and your team are moving from Jira Server or Jira Data Center to Jira Cloud (or from Jira Cloud to Jira Server or Data Center for that matter), you’re more than likely wondering if your marketplace apps are compatible and how the move will impact them. If you’re reading this - you’re wondering about ActionableAgile for Jira specifically.

When you migrate your Jira issue data - make sure to migrate the data in such a way that the historical data is migrated as well. The CSV importer in Jira does not migrate historical data for example. The Jira Cloud Migration Assistant does migrate Issue History as documented at https://confluence.atlassian.com/cloud/what-gets-migrated-with-the-jira-cloud-migration-assistant-993925216.html . Without the historical data - ActionableAgile for Jira will not be able to identify the status history.

What data will migrate?

Since ActionableAgile for Jira only reads data from an instance and uses localStorage/sessionStorage for the settings on a per browser basis. There is no data to migrate.

What’s the impact on the users of ActionableAgile for Jira?

There is no impact. Your end-users will continue to select the data that they want to analyze just like they would on Jira Server.

Are the features different between Jira Cloud, Jira Server, and Jira Data Center?

For the core part of ActionableAgile for Jira, the user-facing features are the same between the different hosting versions. The only thing to keep in mind is that changes, either for bug fixes or enhancing functionality, often release to different hosting versions at different schedules. We usually release to Jira Cloud initially, followed by releases to Jira Server and Data Center.

For non-user-facing aspects, there may be some differences between the platform. For example, in Jira Cloud, the number of search threads is hardcoded though it is configurable in Jira Server and Jira Data Center. All of the differences are documented in the https://55degrees.atlassian.net/wiki/spaces/ActionableAgile documentation.

Do I need a new license?

You will need a new license if you’re moving to Jira Cloud since the Atlassian Marketplace treats the licenses differently. For more details, please visit https://www.atlassian.com/licensing/marketplace#general-faqs.