Plan your migration to Atlassian Cloud
Making the move from Server to Cloud requires tons of planning, testing, and communication. Our goal is to help you "think of everything" up front, so your migration goes smoothly.
Path to the Cloud
Now that you decided to migrate, let's figure out how to get there!
Choose the right migration strategy
Determining the right migration path is a key factor in migrating to the Cloud successfully. To get you on the right path, take a few minutes to answer some questions that will analyze your Server environment.
Build a timeline
Identifying an ideal migration window can mean the difference between happy and sad users. Determine how much time it will take to migrate to the Cloud, factor in time for troubleshooting and communicate that timing across your company.
Be sure to communicate
Beyond informing your organization about the migration schedule, share your migration plan with team members, determine how you will alert users about any issues or errors that arise, and create a post migration communication plan.
Assemble your team
Determine who in your organization should be a member of the Migration team. Users with technical expertise can come in handy, but don't forget about other members of your team who can bring perspective to your organization's needs in the Cloud.
Prep your Server
Evaluate your current environment to determine if you need to make any changes before migrating your data. You may need to upgrade your current software, change timezone settings and clean up or remove any unnecessary data.
Test your data migration
Before your final data migration from Server to Cloud, do a test run. If you're migrating to a new Cloud site, you can migrate your data, do any testing there, and then migrate your data again. If you're migrating to a live instance, we recommend testing in a separate Cloud site.
Landing safely in the Cloud
Once you've migrated your data, make sure everything is in order.
QA your Cloud site
Verify everything migrated over and works as planned. For instance, make sure Jira projects and Confluence spaces display properly, check for missing issues, pages, attachments or avatars and confirm you can create new Jira issues in your projects.
Welcome your team
Now that the migration is complete, make sure your organization is ready. Share the the new Cloud site info with the team and provide a chat room or an issue tracker where they can raise any issues or feedback.