This page describes:
- Migration support details for the app content from server to cloud
- Differences between the server and cloud version of the app
If you are looking for documentation on Cloud to Server migration, please follow this link.
The JSU Development team has been working closely with Atlassian to develop an solution for workflow migrations from Server to Cloud instances of Jira. While it is not yet available, Atlassian is working on implementing specific APIs compatible with the Cloud Migration Assistants as part of an Early Access Program, that is to be available in Spring 2021. Here, we guide you through a manual migration process that can be used until Atlassian's workflow API is live.
To migrate Jira Server to Jira Cloud, you will need to consider the following things, depending on the functionality you are using in relation to the JSU App:
Workflows are automatically migrated to Jira Cloud, but the Workflow Configuration will be broken. This is due to how Workflow Conditions/Validators/Post-Functions work on Jira Cloud.
All Conditions/Validators/Post-Functions will need to be recreated
All the post-functions we offer on Jira Server, are also available on Jira Cloud.
- Preconditions for post-functions
All the preconditions from Server are also available on Cloud. However, preconditions are no longer separate post-functions, they are now part of the post-function. See details here: Workflow Preconditions
Due to technical limitations, JSU does not offer workflow conditions and validators in Jira Cloud. Only the User Is In Any Users Condition is offered by JSU. All other conditions and validators offered in JSU for Jira Server, are supported by Atlassian since 2016 and are integrated in Jira Cloud. However, the "Status Changed" and "JQL" conditions are still not supported.
- Custom Fields
We provide 3 Custom Fields (Location, Location Select & Directions) on the JSU Server App (Custom Fields). Due to technical limitations, Custom Fields are not available on JSU for Jira Cloud.
- Project Variables
We offer functionality to store variable per project which then can be used in Workflow Post-Functions Project Variables). This is a feature we currently do not offer on Jira Cloud, but we have it in our backlog.
JSU On-premise vs Cloud feature comparison
We have achieved feature value parity!
JSU in Jira Cloud is essentially as powerful as JSU in Jira Server/Data Center.
There are, however, some unavoidable API limitations in Jira Cloud, which restrict full capabilities for some minute features that are in JSU for Jira Server/Data Center. We've pushed the parity as far as Jira Cloud allows. Rest assured, this does not affect the value JSU brings into customizing your Jira workflows regardless of platform.
See the overview of JSU features below.
Copy Value from Other Field post-function
Create a Linked Issue post-function
Linked Transition post-function
|Field||Server/ Data Center||Cloud|
|Location Text Custom Field|
|Location Select Custom Field|
|Directions Custom Field|
* All the features marked were originally supported by JSU but currently maintained by Atlassian on Jira Cloud.
The Beecom Products team has decided not to include the features marked with in JSU for Jira Cloud in the near future due to low popularity. We have maintained the features that truly matter.
However, we are always interested to know if any of those are critical for you. Contact us and share your use cases with our team. Help us make JSU even better for you!