Live Production System Backup (not Data Center)

What is the best strategy for doing a live backup/snapshot of an Atlassian Application without needing to shut it down? Is this a possibility without the Data Center license?

I currently have JIRA, Confluence, Bamboo Bitbucket, and Crowd servers that are used relatively 24/7 Worldwide. Thus taking down one of these for even 15 minutes is inconvenient. We are not interested in purchasing the Data Center license.

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One of the possible ways is to use some Backup System, like

You should backup 2 items: application folder (jirahome, confluencehome, etc.) and database of each application.

For huge JIRA server is important to enable "index recovery" feature also. More details

Thanks for the help. I did some searching and finally found some Atlassian Documentation on doing Zero Downtime Backups. Although it's not officially supported in Server Versions (only Data Center) it's at least a start.

Atlassian Answer for JIRA v7.5 -

Bitbucket is possible v5.5 - We would need to customize Atlassian's DIY Backup Scripts for our purpose - --


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