How to connect to a DB with a service name?

I have followed the instructions for "https://confluence.atlassian.com/display/JIRAKB/How+to+Connect+JIRA+to+ORACLE+Using+Service+Name" but it did not work because the SID is not the same across the servers. Atlassian support is not sure the article would apply with different SIDs. Is this possible?

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What do you mean with "SID is not the same across the servers"? Do you have more than 1 database server?

becausewehave4differentservershostingtheDBsnow

iftheloadononeserverisoverload

systemwillpickupsomeDBsandmovetoanotherserverwhichhasmorecapacityatthattime

SO the SID could change

It seams like Oracle thin java client can't do this "magic". It seams you should then install full oracle client on Jira server. And use similar option in Jira tomcat:

-Doracle.net.tns_admin=$ORACLE_HOME/network/admin

Probably you should read this article carfully: http://docs.oracle.com/cd/B19306_01/java.102/b14355/urls.htm

Try following syntax in dbconfig.xml <url> section:

jdbc:oracle:thin:@(DESCRIPTION=
(LOAD_BALANCE=on)
(ADDRESS_LIST=
(ADDRESS=(PROTOCOL=TCP)(HOST=host1) (PORT=1521))
(ADDRESS=(PROTOCOL=TCP)(HOST=host2)(PORT=1521)))
(CONNECT_DATA=(SERVICE_NAME=service_name)))"

After @ you should write service name database definition from your tnsnames.ora

This worked! Sorry for the delay, been busy with projects. Thanks for your advice

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