Exporting a single project
Go to the administration summary page for the chosen project. Click on the link called "Export project", which is shown as part of the left menu:
That link will you take you to the page described below (in "Exporting a selected group of projects") with this project already selected. Follow instructions there to choose export scope and go on to the next step.
Exporting all projects
It is possible to export the configuration of all the projects in the instance of JIRA.
Go to the add-on administration page ("Manage add-ons"). In the menu, in the section for "PROJECT CONFIGURATOR" there is an entry labeled "Export all projects". Click on this link for exporting all projects in the JIRA instance.
That link will you take you to the page described in the next section with all projects in the instance already selected. Follow instructions there to choose export scope and go on to the next step.
Take into account that the plugin will find and export configuration for each and every project in the instance. This means that objects which are not used by any project will not be included in the export. For example, a permission scheme, if not used by any project, would not be exported.
Exporting a selected group of projects
It is possible to export the configuration of any group of projects you select in the instance of JIRA.
Go to the add-on administration page ("Manage add-ons"). In the left menu, in the section for "PROJECT CONFIGURATOR" there is an entry called "Export selected projects".
Click on this link and you will navigate to the next page, where the list of projects in the instance is shown. This list shows project names ordered alphabetically. Use it to select the projects you want to export. On Windows press the Ctrl key while you click on a project name, to add it to the current selection (otherwise it replaces the current selection). Press the Shift key while clicking on a project name to select the block of projects between this one and the last selection. To deselect an already selected project, click on it while pressing the "Ctrl" key.
On MacOSX, the same instructions apply. Just use the Command key instead of Ctrl.
Under the list of projects, there is a group of radio buttons that let you choose the scope of the export:
- Configuration only: Only the configuration for the chosen projects will be exported as an XML file. This file will be downloaded by the browser at the end of the export. Choose this if you have made configuration changes in a development environment and you want to apply those changes to the same projects in a production environment.
- Configuration and data: Both the configuration and data (including attachments) for those projects will be exported. This option will create a ZIP file (possibly quite large) that will be left at the
JIRA_HOME/export/projectconfigurator of the JIRA instance. Choose this option if you want to move the chosen projects to another instance of JIRA as, for example, when you are merging two JIRA instances.
Click "Next" when you have finished.
Next step: selecting export options.