You could move them to a network location, or if you want to be a bit more automatic, mount a network location at <JIRA home>/exports. Be aware that if there are network issues, the backup could fail, and you must not put some of the other directories under JIRA-home on a share.
I tend to use logrotate on the directory if we know we are only ever going to want "the last x backups", and then a simple cron that copies (say) every Sunday's backup to a mounted network drive.
For larger systems, I wander off to use the database tools to do backups - the xml isn't really that "enterprise"
Over the next several weeks we'll be sharing some of our Getting Started guides here in the community. Throughout this series of posts, we'd love to hear from customers and non-customers ab...
Connect with like-minded Atlassian users at free events near you!Find a group
Connect with like-minded Atlassian users at free events near you!
Unfortunately there are no AUG chapters near you at the moment.Start an AUG
You're one step closer to meeting fellow Atlassian users at your local meet up. Learn more about AUGs