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Does Jira store deleted attachments. If yes, where?

sflores I'm New Here Sep 22, 2022

We found attachments with sensitive information and would like to know if deleted, where does it end up to purge completely.

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@sflores -

Welcome to the community.  In Jira/JSM cloud env, once an object is deleted, then it is gone and not recoverable.  You may still want to contact Atlassian Support ( to obtain formal confirmation and data content storage (i.e backups) process.

Best, Joseph Chung Yin

Jira/JSM Functional Lead, Global Infrastructure Applications Team

Viasat Inc.

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Hi @sflores ,

welcome to the Atlassian community!

All deleted items (attachments, issues) will be trashed from JIRA and there is no way to recovery them.

Hope this helps,


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No, Jira does not retain data of deleted content. Once you delete it, it is gone forever and there's no recovery for it. 

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