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Change Location of indexes on Jira Core server setup.

I'm looking to change the Location of indexes on my Jira Core 8.5.1 install, but the Jira manual is not very specific on how to do it. I searched for it but the solutions don't seem to fit.

I found a solution in which you search the DB and change inside it but there is nothing inside my DB. I want to change the path from /var/atlassian/jira/caches/indexesV1 to another location.


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Adrian Atlassian Team Jan 20, 2020

Hi @bogdan_radu_sv 


This is not possible as documented here 


If you upgraded Jira with an XML backup from a Jira version prior to 4.2 and used a custom directory for your index path, you can choose between using this custom directory (which cannot be edited) or the default directory for your index path location. However, once you switch to using the default directory, you can no longer choose the custom directory option.

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You can't change it in the software, it's always going to be <jira home>/caches

You can do it with the operating system though - you can mount a different disk under <jira home>/caches, or replace the directory with a symbolic link to another place.  As long as what you do looks like a directory to the Jira system, it will work fine.

(One note of caution - do not put the index on shared storage - it will fail)

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