How do i easily delete data from jira ... I am just evaluating.

Just trying to start fresh with the current copy.


5 answers

1 accepted

3 votes

Depends on what you want to delete. Deleting projects is the easiest way to delete the issues and data associated with them. If you have other configuration changes, you will have to delete them separately.

If you want a fresh installation of JIRA without reinstalling, you can...

  • stop JIRA 
  • drop the database
  • recreate the database with the same name and permissions it has before
  • start JIRA again and you will see the Setup Wizard to configure your fresh JIRA instance.

But, if you want just to delete the issue data but keep the configurations (workflows, users etc), just delete the projects, as Jobin advised.

Thanks John ... Its just that we imported from a bugzilla source and we want to do a fresh import instead of importing on top of what was there. I wasn't quite sure that deleting projects was actually enough.

Thanks for your input as well Teilor. Much appreciated.

I'm always renaming the dbconfig.xml file and deleting the data folder from JIRA Home. A faster alternative that doesn't require JIRA restart is to create an empty backup and restore it every time you need to clean your JIRA instance.

Suggest an answer

Log in or Sign up to answer
Atlassian Community Anniversary

Happy Anniversary, Atlassian Community!

This community is celebrating its one-year anniversary and Atlassian co-founder Mike Cannon-Brookes has all the feels.

Read more
Community showcase
Julia Dillon
Posted Tuesday in Jira

Tell us how your team runs on Jira!

Hey Atlassian Community! Today we are launching a bunch of customer stories about the amazing work teams, like Dropbox and Twilio, are doing with Jira. You can check out the stories here. The thi...

255 views 1 18
Join discussion

Atlassian User Groups

Connect with like-minded Atlassian users at free events near you!

Find a group

Connect with like-minded Atlassian users at free events near you!

Find my local user group

Unfortunately there are no AUG chapters near you at the moment.

Start an AUG

You're one step closer to meeting fellow Atlassian users at your local meet up. Learn more about AUGs

Groups near you