Can JIRA and external MSSQL Database be on different Machines

I am installing JIRA for the first time on a machine dedicated just for JIRA.

And i have to use an existing external MSSQL Database, which is located on a different machine.


What are the changes i should make. In the context.xml, we give DB Name, username and password, how would i make JIRA access a remote connection of SQL server.

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Yes, they can be, as long as the DB machine is accessible from the JIRA server. You can use the config utility in bin folder to connect JIRA to the appropriate DB.

Thank you for your fast reply. So, Using JIRA>bin>config.bat i can open the JIRA Configuration Tool. In the Hostname column, instead of localhost should i give my DBservername? Or in the Database column, instead of DBname should i give DBservername/DBname?

Checkout for more details (or the appropriate doc for your SQL Server version).

Hello i have checked those documents before, but they dint mention about how to specify an Instance. But someone in the comments did and i will try that. Thank you.

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