Clone a Project
With Deep Clone you can clone a Jira Software, Jira Work Management or Jira Service Management project, including its issues, components, versions, and settings.
Company-managed projects (without their boards) can be cloned right after installation.
Please follow the instructions under Advanced Project Clone in order to enable cloning
Team-managed projects (Jira Software and Jira Work Management only).
Company-managed projects including their project board configuration.
How to Clone a Jira Project
The Project Clone can be accessed via the Bulk Clone dialog.
When configuring your Bulk Clone, choose Clone project… as the Target project.
You can now choose the Source Project where those settings should be cloned from, including the project key and name for the new project.
Once you confirm with Clone project, the new project will be created and you can proceed to clone the issues into the new project by continuing with a Bulk Clone.
By default, only Jira administrators can use Project Clone, since creating company-managed projects requires administrator permissions. However, you can extend or restrict permissions for Project Clone using the Deep Clone for Jira - Project Clone global permission:
In addition, only logged-in users can use Deep Clone on projects that they have the Browse project permission.
Read more about Deep Clone permissions
Team-managed projects and company-managed board configurations can only be cloned when the Advanced Project Clone is enabled. If you don’t want to enable the Advanced Project Clone you can use the following workarounds:
Create the project manually and clone all issues using Bulk Clone afterward.
Follow these instructions to add boards after cloning the project.
Company-managed Jira Service Management projects cannot be cloned entirely and the following entities don’t get cloned:
Request types, Forms and External resources
Customer permissions and notifications, language support, email settings
Portal, widget and chat settings
Knowledge base links and SLA settings
Cloning Jira automation rules is not possible at the moment. You can read more about sharing automation rules across projects in the Atlassian community.
Cloning issue layouts is currently not possible for Deep Clone. Please refer to our documentation on how to Clone issue layouts.
Please note that there may be more limitations. We cannot guarantee that all other details of a cloned project get cloned as expected and cannot be made liable for discrepancies between original and cloned projects.
If you discover any other limitations, please contact us so we can improve Deep Clone or add them here.