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If you are looking exclusively for help with promoting configuration changes between Jira cloud instances, check out our new Project Configurator for Jira Cloud app!

Project Configurator for Jira Server/Data Center helps you save time, cost, and effort by automating project migrations for organized change management in Jira. 


Project Configurator provides full migration support giving Jira System Administrators the tools to:

  • move the configuration and/or data of projects between Jira instances.

  • visualize what configuration objects will collide or cause errors when moving projects between instances.

  • simulate an import to assess potential impact changes.

  • merge projects from multiple smaller instances to a larger instance (e.g. Jira Server to Data Center).

  • plan and execute splitting and organizing one massive Jira instance into smaller ones.

  • enforce best practice in making changes in a staging instance before copying the changes up to production.

Project Configurator fully supports the complete family of Jira applications:

  • Jira Software

  • Jira Core

  • Jira Service Management

Are you currently evaluating Project Configurator for Jira and want to see how it compares to Configuration Manager for Jira? We’ve put together this handy comparison page to help.

Key concepts 

To get started with Project Configurator, we advise that you first understand how Project Configurator handles your project data and configurations by reading the How Project Configurator Works section of the documentation. You also need to have a solid understanding of how your instances are configured. This allows you to plan your migrations carefully, note any limitations, and anticipate potential errors. Consider that Project Configurator is responsible for migrating your configurations, while your project data is handled by Jira’s built-in data transfer technology.

Video Demo

Our introductory Quick Start guide provides an overview of Project Configurator’s main features and walks you through a simple migration and best practices. You can also learn more by reading the documentation Guides to Exporting and Importing and exploring our essential Reporting Tools.

Use cases

You already know that Project Configurator can help you in different ways, so let’s take a look at our most common use cases. These cover the prerequisites, best practices, and procedures required for the example scenarios and include demo videos to help you familiarize yourself with the app’s features.

Responsible Change Management: You have configured new projects or made changes to the configurations of existing projects in a development instance and want to transfer those changes to the production environment while the issue data in production must remain as is.

Migrate Projects From One Instance to Another: You want to move one or more projects from one Jira instance to another.

Migrating From Jira Server to Data Center with Project Configurator: You want to move your Jira Server instances to Jira Data Center while retaining all of your project data including configuration, history, and user mappings.

Training & support

Did you know that Project Configurator has a free training course? Available through Adaptavist’s Learn for Jira app, this series of training modules provides you with everything that you need to know how to use Project Configurator for migrations in Jira. To access this content, simply download a free trial of Learn for Jira from the Atlassian Marketplace. The training was developed with Project Configurator version 3.2.2.

If you have further questions or encounter any issues, our Resources section includes guidance on preventing errors and a link to our extensive, searchable knowledge base. You will also find a link to our customer portal where our support team will always be happy to help.

Ready to get started with Project Configurator but don’t have the app? See our Installation page to learn how to download a free trial. Alternatively, visit the Project Configurator listing in the Atlassian Marketplace to learn more about hosting options, read our reviews, or discover other popular Adaptavist apps.