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JIRA and Confluence - Postgres DB Backup and Restoration Strategy


Hi All,

We currently have daily xml backups , however we would like to have a robust database backup and restoration strategy in place for our JIRA and Confluence applications. We are using postgresql 9.5.15. Can someone list down the steps to backup and restore DB. Appreciate if you can provide your inputs on the same. 

  • To backup JIRA:
  • To restore from the backup 



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Hi @Niranjan 

Yes, apart from the xml backups you can definitely and should configure db and file system backups.

  • Write simple shell script to take file system backups and move them to another location. Configure cron to run these scripts.
  • For postgresql this page has all the information about using pg_dump for 9.5. You can configure them using shell scripts as well.
  • May be also configure regular snapshots of the whole machine.
  • Timestamp your backups

For restoring well just restore the files and database (matching timestamp of course).

Also write more scripts to delete old scripts and maintain a log of backups taken and backups deleted. These logs can be priceless (when things go wrong).

The links I shared have all the details of exact scripts or commands.

I hope it helps.



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