I've completely upgraded my JIRA from 4.2 to 5.0.1 on a test server. For this upgrade, I've created a new database (MSSQL). Everything worked fine.
Before upgrading on the production system, I would like to check again the JIRA upgrade, so I uninstalled JIRA 5.0.1 and started performing a new installation.
After installing again JIRA 5.0.1, in the setup screen, I’m receiving this message: "The database specified is not empty Please specify an empty database for your JIRA installation".
Could you please give me the procedure to clean this database to be able to continue the JIRA setup on this database?
Drop all the tables in the database - that will clear them out and Jira will happily create them all afresh.
Nagging doubt though - you say you're upgrading? Did you start with an empty database and import from XML?
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