Recreate Snapshot


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You can create a snapshot by using another snapshot on your Jira instance as a template. You need to choose a snapshot created previously on the system and activate the Recreate option for this particular snapshot. The process of recreating a snapshot is fast and easy. You just need to provide a new snapshot name and confirm the creation. Your snapshot is recreated without going through the various options in the snapshot wizard; instead, the primary snapshot and its options serve as a template.

Recreate option is available for snapshots created with Configuration Manager version 6.5.3 or higher. For older snapshots, the option is disabled in the Actions menu.

Use Cases

  1. Change something on the source instance and recreate the same snapshot.

    1. Create a snapshot of your source instance.

    2. After deploying it to the target Jira instance, you are not satisfied with the diff. 

    3. Back on the source instance, change something, e.g., a workflow.

    4. Instead of creating the snapshot again and going through all the wizard steps, click the Recreate option on the existing snapshot, and create an up-to-date version of it.

  2. Periodically create an up-to-date version of a snapshot (backup your system regularly).

Recreate snapshots

To create a new snapshot using another snapshot as a template:

  1. Log in as a user with the Jira System Administrators global permission.

  2. Choose the cog icon at the top right of the screen, then choose Configuration Manager:

  3. Select Snapshots to open the Configuration Snapshots page.

  4. Choose a snapshot that you would like to use as a template to create another snapshot.

  5. Select the Recreate button from the right-top menu next to the snapshot.

  6. Enter a new name in the Recreate Snapshot dialog and confirm with the Create button.

  7. Review the result of the Recreate snapshot action.