Why Use Backbone for Migrating to Jira Cloud?
Moving your Jira instances from data center or server to Cloud can help you cut down IT infrastructure costs. It also leads to better security and reliability of operations and accelerates productivity. But the process is full of complexities and can turn into a long and confusing journey.
Migrate Jira Instances Without Any Data Losses
After using the Atlassian migration tool to move your Jira instance from server/data center to Cloud, you can use Backbone to keep your instances in sync. Backbone can help break the process into phases or segments so it’s easier to track and predict problems and thus avoid any major errors and consequent data losses. The modular migration approach also ensures that you can seamlessly move to another platform without ever disrupting your workflow.
Ease Your Users Onto Jira Cloud
Phased migration gives your users time to progressively adapt to the platform change. Since Backbone can keep Jira issues synced and updated on all linked instances, the users can keep working on the old instance until they feel comfortable moving to Jira Cloud. You can also set up as many synchronizations as needed to keep all of your projects up to date.
Migrate to Cloud While Maintaining Flexibility
You will find a link to the migrated Jira issue on Cloud on all server issues, making it easier to navigate between the two instances. In addition, all issue types, custom fields, and workflows can be mapped across instances, meaning you can either stick with the same workflows and fields or opt for something new.
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What is phased migration?
There are four different Cloud Migration Strategies as per Atlassian, namely Optimize and Shift, Lift and Shift, Phased, and Start Fresh.
Unlike other strategies, phased migration is broken into phases or segments and done in two to four stages.
When to use phased migration?
It is recommended to use phased migration to Cloud when you cannot migrate in a single migration window due to a very complex or large database and can’t afford a long single downtime.
It can also be used to move some teams to the Cloud while keeping others because their mission-critical apps are not yet available on Atlassian Cloud.
You can never be too cautious when opting for this business-critical and complicated move, which is why a phased migration strategy using Backbone is your safest bet.
What are the benefits of phased migration?
- Self-paced user onboarding and change management.
- Reduced single downtime.
- Opportunity to clean up the instance and work out any problems.
- Gain more time to gather iterative feedback and apply to future phases of migration.