How to backup JIRA? (w/ MySQL instance)

Hi there,


i have successfully setted up my JIRA Starter Edition on a Windows 10 machine, within an own MySQL server instance (v5.7) running.


Now i am struggling in how to manage the Backup. How can i save the DB? Which directories of JIRA should be backed up?

Looking forward to your suggestions. Thanks!



2 answers

I would back it all up, as they contain all kinds of config-files, java keystores, addons and attachments so if installed in c:\atlassian\jira\ and c:\atlassian\application-data\JIRA i would back both those up. The database is backed up using:

mysqldump.exe <databasename> -u<username> -p<password> > c:\jira.database.sql

Not huge on windows mysql nor windows Atlassian deployments, so your paths most likely differ.

Hey Jonas,


thanks for the fast answer! Yeah they differ indeed but i already found the correct ones. Do i have to add anything before the mysqldumb.exe line? stopping the database or isnt it necessary?



If i do the mysql dump the .sql file is 0kb.

but should be >6MB

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Joseph Pitt Community Champion Oct 25, 2016

Why aren't you using the built in backup process?

it doesnt save the DB?!

Joseph Pitt Community Champion Oct 25, 2016

It saves ALL the data and configuration. I don't understand the distinction? It doesn't save attachments, but they aren't stored in the DB.

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