Migrate checklists from Jira Server to Jira Cloud

If you and your team are moving from Jira Server to Jira Cloud be sure - your checklists will be safely migrated as well.

There’re two methods of Jira Server to Cloud migration:

Check the https://railsware.atlassian.net/wiki/spaces/CHK/pages/213319687 for awareness of addon’s data storage principle and instructions on adding Checklists and Smart Checklist Progress custom fields. 

Make sure you are aware of recommendations from Atlassian on Server → Cloud migration and plan it properly

For the features difference - check thehttps://railsware.atlassian.net/wiki/spaces/CHK/pages/1836711938

Jira Site Import

Check how to use Jira Site Import to migrate from server to cloud

Your checklists will be migrated automatically. If you’ve been using “Checklists” and “Smart Checklist Progress” custom fields - they will be restored in a target Jira Cloud instances as well!

Jira Cloud Migration Assistant

Check how to use the Jira Cloud Migration Assistant to migrate from server to cloud.


"Checklists" custom field (mandatory) and "Smart Checklist Progress" custom field (optional) must be added to your Jira Server instance and must keep checklists' values.

Check the instructions on adding Checklists and Smart Checklist Progress custom fields. 

When you run your migration with Jira Cloud Migration Assistant tool - custom fields will be created on target instance and your checklists will be filled automatically.

Templates Migration

Templates won’t be migrated automatically at this moment. You have to re-create them manually on the target Cloud instance one by one

Follow the steps below

  1. Go to Checklist Templates on Jira Server


  2. Get the checklist template from the source Jira Server instance as a raw markdown text


  3. Paste the checklist to any Jira issue in target Jira Cloud

  4. Save Template

  5. Proceed with rest of templates

  6. You may also use Full-Screen Editor for checklist adding/editing

Can I Migrate my Smart Checklist for Jira Server License to Jira Cloud?

Unfortunately, no. Smart Checklist for Jira Server licenses is one-time purchases with optional maintenance, whereas Cloud purchases are recurring subscriptions. As such, existing Server app licenses cannot be transferred or credited to Cloud. These are independent licenses that need to be paid for separately.

If you already purchased your Jira Server license via the Atlassian Marketplace, you may contact Atlassian Support to see if you are eligible for a refund.

For any questions or feature requests contact us: smartchecklist@railsware.com