Disaster recovery plan for OnPrem

Hello: 

Does anyone have examples or use cases of either Confluence (On Prem)or JIRA(On Prem) for  Business Impact Analysis, Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery?

Regards,
Scott

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Hi, Atlassian provides some guides for BCP planning here.

Hello.  How about if we are using the On-Prem solution? 

Those guides are for "on prem".

Is there anything other then 'purchase data center'?

Mmm, good point - that doc used to be "this is how you do a cold standby" and then "and this is how you make it better with data centre", but it's now just a DC doc.

There is no official doc, as it's not supported by Atlassian, but I know I've set it up loads of times for all the reasons you've asked.

In most cases, it's been a variation on:

  • Standard Jira Server running as normal as the production system
  • Standard Jira Server installed the same as production, but with Jira stopped, in another location
  • Attachment directory mounted on shared storage (all other files are local)
  • Database replicated from production to backup location

When you need failover:

  • Stop production (if it's running at all)
  • Break replication
  • Start DR Jira
  • Reindex
  • Point networks to DR Jira

I'd agree with Nic - kind of a poor man's standby solution i've seen is two mirrored application servers replicating folders.  The standby being shutdown Jira. 

Then the database server is doing the same thing.  active / passive.

You do have to either manually intervene.  If you lose an app server, turn on the secondary and repoint - or perhaps you have Nginx already setup so it will direct traffic to whatever node is available.

You could write a script to make it a button push, but these techniques you'll be down for minutes/hours - not days.

Thank you for the info.  In terms of replication, what app(s) are you using? Our database is PostgreSQL and we have JIRA installed on a Linux box.

Hi Scott, a tool like lysncd maybe worth testing.

Off-the-shelf PostgreSQL replication for the database, and an assortment of rsync and shared storage for the attachments.

Not tried lysncd, will take a look.

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