I've seen multiple posts with this question but all of the solutions haven't worked for me. I recently installed Jira Software for our Red Hat Enterprise Linux server (v 8.2) and the error "Could not find driver with class name: com.mysql.jdbc.Driver" continues to pop up when when connecting the database. I have placed the .jar file into /opt/atlassian/jira/lib/ but it cannot find the file. I have ran stop-jira.sh and start-jira.sh to restart the service but nothing.
Do I need to install a GUI environment onto our Linux server and access localhost:8080 that way or am I completely missing something?
Hi @David Stevens ,
If the message still appears, it seems that java can not find the jar.
So maybe you can double check, if it is there and if the user under which jira is running can read it (has the same permissions like the other files).
For this it is not important if you access Jira remote or from the local host.
So I don't know if you can help me with this part but I think I found the issue. This help article gave me a command to test if Jira is running and it is even after I ran stop-jira.sh. Do you know another way to restart Jira? I believe it never was actually restarted when I previously ran this file so Jira never restarted to find the driver.
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