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Bulk Copy


The 'Bulk Copy' feature is available from JSU 2.0


You can copy a set of issues (the current result of an issue filter) into a certain Jira project.


Prepare a Jira filter

Use Jira's search dialog (issue navigator) to create a filter for the issues you want to copy. Learn more about creating and saving filters in Atlassian's documentation.

Choose the target project

You need the Administer Projects permission in the target project.

In the project administration, select Bulk Copy Issues from the Actions dropdown.

Refine what will be copied

In the next screen you have a few options for what will be copied:

Click Bulk Copy Issues to start the copy process. You will see a progress bar to track it.

  • If both issues which are linked, had been part of your search filter (TF-1 → TF-2), the corresponding issue link will be created between the copies (XY-1 → XY-2).

  • If there is an issue link pointing to an issue outside of your search filter (TF-1 → TF-3), the issue link from the copied issue will point to the same issue (XY-1 → TF-3).

This feature applies to issue links. Epic links are not supported with the above functionality. From the copied issue, the epic links will always point to the original epics.

In what order will the issues be created?

This affects the issue keys.

Principally, the new issues will be created in the same order as in the result of your search filter. However, sub-tasks will always be created immediately after their parent.

I do not want to allow all my project administrators to perform bulk copy

Remember, that you need the Administer Projects permissions in the target project to perform bulk copy.

To further restrict this, you can create a user group with the name

1 bulkcopy-users

and assign the users you want to allow to perform bulk copy to this group. Then, only these users can perform this action.

If the group 'bulkcopy-users' does not exist, then anyone can perform bulk copy in the projects where they have Administer Projects permission.

Limits Configuration

Since JSU 2.7.0:

Bulk Copy can generate a lot of load on your instance. To prevent overload, you can configure the following two limits:

  • Number of issues that can be copied

  • Number of simultaneous running Bulk Copy jobs

Number of issues that can be copied

This can be configured through the Jira Application Property

1 jira.search.views.default.max

The default value is 1,000. To read more about how to configure Jira Application Properties, see Advanced Jira application configuration.

Number of simultaneous running Bulk Copy jobs

This can be configured by using the following System Property

1 -Dch.beecom.jira.jsu.action.bulkcopy.processormanager.maxconcurrentprocessors=<Number of simultaneous Jobs>

The default value is 10 simultaneous Bulk Copy jobs. To learn more about how to configure System Properties in Jira, see Setting properties and options on startup.