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This is a interesting question: 

We have JIRA v7.4 running and when I look in the jira folder it shows jira atlassian-jira-4.4.4-standalone ONLY in the folder.  When I look in the /usr/home/ it shows the other developer(who is no longer here) downloaded v7.4.  I tried to see if they were linked together with a ls -lrt but only the list showed up.  Some how they are synchronized together.  Any helpful ideas to see where they are sync together? As I have to do a upgrade to 7.7. Thanks in advance!


I'd skip looking at files and look at what is running.

ps -ef | grep -i java

Is a crude trick (but should work on every *nix variant you might have).  The results should show you every Jira installation that's running, and where it is on the disk.

Thanks.  I did  the ps -ef | -I java and it /apps/jira/atlassian-jira-4.4.4-standalone/jre//bin/java -Djava.util.logging.config.file=/apps/jira/atlassian-jira-4.4.4-standalone/conf/ running.  


I was told that he just ran the "update version".bin and it automatically upgraded alone with the older version of the Jira.  Is this a faster way trick and I didn't know about it? LOL  I just run the v7.7.bin and it will automatically upgrade to that version on top of what we currently have.  I just don't want go to around changing the environments on the server, I rather leave things as is.  

Ok, great start.  That means you only have one installation running, and you know where it is.

The /jre/bin is quite telling, as older versions needed a separate installation of Java and it had to be a jdk, not jre.

So, the evidence to me strongly suggests a single 4.4 install that has been upgraded to 7.7. 

If it's working ok, there's no need to mess with it, all I'd do is add a "readme-<your organisation>.txt" on the root of the jira install and copy in the home directory (you never know where a new admin might look) and document it in your admin space so you don't forget!


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