Question about rolling back a JIRA upgrade from version 6.1.6 back to 5.2.8
Posted on 2014-02-16
My Environment for JIRA:
1. One JIRA server that is a VM (W2K8 R2 Standard) 64-Bit
2. The database for our JIRA environment saves it's data to a database. We use SQL Server 2008 R2 for it.
3. 15-20 JIRA users only in our environment.
I read that there are about 3 different approach to upgrading JIRA. I plan to upgrade using the rapid upgrade method which consist of doing an in place upgrade using the upgrade wizard. I've already tried upgrading in a test environment, and all is well. However, I did not incorporate live data to the testing environment. It was only to test if a bug will be fixed if we upgrade. Since I do trust our vCenter snapshot capabilities, I only plan to revert back to the previous snapshot in the event the upgrade fails, and the JIRA app is no longer functioning properly. If there is a need to rollback, would reverting back the VM (the JIRA server) to a previous snapshot sufficient enough, or would I also need to restore the database as well? Do anyone have any experience with the need to roll back this upgrade?