Only for paying customers

The Kimai cloud is open for all previous self-hosting customers. We can help to migrate your current installation to a paid cloud. We support migration from the following systems:

  • Kimai 1
  • Kimai 2 (MySQL / MariaDB)
  • Kimai 2 (SQLite)

Please note that we do not offer migration into a free account.


The costs of the migration varies between customers. Normal migrations need approx. 3 hours, but we can only give you a real estimation once we saw your database.

There are some reasons that can lead to an increased migration time:

  • Kimai 2 SQLite database: if you deleted data, we might need to solve issues one by one manually
  • Kimai 1 installation: check that it is at latest patch level, otherwise we upgrade it during migration
  • Kimai 1 installation: make sure that all of your users have a valid email address

We had customers, whose migration process took just 1.5 hours - but the largest migration took more than 20 hours!

It was a very unusual setup with 10 different Kimai 1 installations and shared user accounts and projects across these databases. Those systems had to be updated to the latest version, then migrated and afterwards merged into one Kimai 2 database.

This example should simply explain, why we cannot offer fixed pricing for the migration without seeing your data first.

What we need

In case of a Kimai 1 migration, you need to provide: country, currency, language, timezone and a migration password (all existing user passwords will be reset to this passphrase).

In case of a Kimai 2 SQLite migration: the SQLite file (eg. var/data/kimai.sqlite).

In case of a MySQL/MariaDB migration: the database as dump via mysqldump or created with a tool like phpMyAdmin.

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