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Deploying on Docker or using .bin files which approach is better ?


For production level deployment which is better approach to deploy jira and confluence using Docker or directly on a Server using the ".bin" files installer ?

It will be great to get your feed back advantage and disadvantage of both of them.

Thanks a lot.


Best regards,


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Andy Heinzer Atlassian Team Aug 09, 2019


I understand you are looking into different ways to deploy Jira and Confluence.  While a docker deployment could potentially be a lot easier to get going, personally, I am not a huge fan of using docker for deploying Jira or Confluence.

Perhaps if you are crafting your own docker image, then I would not really mind that.  However most users tend to gravitate towards other existing docker images that exist on docker hub.  And when you do that, you are getting someone else's decisions in regards to what other components that Jira depends on to run, such as database type/version, xmx settings, java version, etc.

Being that Jira is built to run in Java, and being Operating System independent in many ways, I am much more adept to tap into that flexibility and choose my own platforms that I want to run Jira on, within the supported platforms documentation of course. 

I would tend to agree that docker is appealing in different ways, but in my own view I tend to prefer using either the bin/exe (or beginner/novice installers) or even the tar.gz installation packages (for advanced installations).   Granted the steps you need to follow to setup Jira for a production instance are probably longer and in more details for a bin installer vs docker.  But in my own personal preference, I believe that following these install steps, making these personal decisions are important for me to know and understand the architecture of my environment better.

I hope this helps.


Thank you @Andy Heinzer  for the clarification.

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