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Heads up about using Exalate to do migrations

Exalate is a synchronization solution, and therefore it can be used to copy data from one system to another - a typical migration functionality.
When considering using Exalate as a solution for your migration, take into account

  • The transport and replication layer of Exalate is optimized for synchronization, and not for migration.  
    The consequence is that it will take much longer to transfer the data than a plain project import/export.  

  • Configurations are not migrated.
    To copy the configuration of your projects revert to other tools

  • Project customizations require custom synchronization rules
    No project configuration is alike.  Unless you are using a standard configuration of the underlying tracker (Jira, HP QC), 
    you will have to reserve time to develop and validate the synchronization rules.  
    We advise developing this capability in a staging environment.  

  • A number of issue fields cannot be updated due to the limitations of the tracker API's
    • Dates such as createdate, resolutiondate, updatedate
    • Issue creator
    • Agile history
    • Issue key


If you are looking to migrate from Jira Server to Jira Cloud - please check out the Jira Cloud Migration assistant which provides a lift and shift approach for migrations


Supporting your migration effort

We are happy to provide you with professional services to implement your migration. 

Please contact sales@exalate.com or one of the Exalate partners for a custom quote.