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How to schedule jobs in Jira

HI Everyone,


i am trying to take Jira attachments backup which we are not able to perform with XML backup. i would like to schedule a job for taking attachment backup in Jira.

one of you please help us on the same, which is a P1 task currently.



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Charlie Misonne Community Leader Jun 09, 2021

There is no attachments backup feature in Jira so I would recommend using regular backup tools to backup the directory of the attachments (<jira-home>/data/attachments).

Or you could create a cronjob on your Jira server to perform a copy of that directory.

Please note the XML backup mechanism is not recommended for production backup purposes. It would be better to backup your database and filesystem separately.

HI @Charlie Misonne 

Thank you so much for the response. could you please suggest a best method for Jira daily backup for production

Charlie Misonne Community Leader Jun 10, 2021

Hi @vivekrao_k 

Well you have to backup 2 things at least:

  • Your database
    How to do this depends on your database type (postgres, mysql, sql server, oracle, ...)
  • The data directory where attachments and other important data can be stored
    This can be done with a simple cron script

Ideally you schedule the backups of of both items at the same time.

Some companies also chose to take regular VM snaphots when their application run on a VM. If your database is on the same VM and is only used for Jira  you don't have to take a separate DB database. But the caveat is when you only want to restore the DB you need to restore the full VM. Everything has pros and cons :-)

You can read more about this on Backing up data.

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