How do I setup my /data/ folder to write to a NAS

I wanted to change my attachment directory to use a NAS folder for disaster recovery backup.  however, when I go into the attachments page and click 'Edit Settings' it does not let me change it from use default directory?  Is it possible to change the attachment folder to use a NAS?

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Hi Joanne,

you could define a new JIRA_HOME -> please read this before! Then all of your JIRA-Data is saved on NAS.

Please do on your own risk! This would be the steps i'd do:

  • Shutting down JIRA
  • Connecting NAS-Drive or be sure using UNC-Path works, e. g. \\NAS\JIRA-HOME
  • Copy actual JIRA-HOME to \\NAS\JIRA-HOME (do not delete anything!)
  • Configure to point on \\NAS\JIRA-HOME and save
  • Starting JIRA

If it fails: Shut down again and point back to the old JIRA-HOME in Should again start just fine.

Cheers, Mario


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Sam Caldwell Atlassian Team May 11, 2015

Can you tell me more about your environment?

Are you running under Linux or Windows?  If you are working in a Linux world, you can use mount points at the operating system layer and avoid reconfiguring the application.

(FWIW: This is what I do on the Atlassian Support JIRA instance.  Dealing with storage at the operating system layer is just easier.)

Using JIRA on windows server.

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