How to download Jira attachments

Dear Support,

I would like to ask you if it is possible to download all attachments in Jira. Our version is v4.2.4-b591. Thank you in advance

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Not really, you'd need to traverse through every single issue, look for their attachments and issue a download command.

It would probably be easier to simply go on to the Jira server and take a copy of the "attachments" directory under the Jira Home directory, as that's where Jira keeps them all.

10x a million you saved my day :)

hi Nic

Do you know the exact syntax?

I used two ways but no of them are working.

with Issue ID:

curl -D- -u myid:mypasswd -X GET

with issue Key:

curl -D- -u myid:mypasswd -X GET

Hi @Talitha Spaink,

I would suggest to use JAM to download your attachments.

There is a plugin on Atlassian Marketplace named <a href="">Download Attachments 4 Jira </a>allows you to download all attachments for JQL query result. I think it'll work fine for your case.

There is a plugin on Atlassian Marketplace named Download Attachments For Jira allows you to download all attachments for search result. I think it will be a good resolution in your case.


My entry to Atlassian Codegeist 2015 Automate the Atlassian from Command Line has a function that helps you to do just that. Also not only Admins can use this, but even users can use this to download attachments for given JQL. 

-- Demo Query against live instance
-- Automate JIRA attachments download action
&gt; acl --app-name JIRA --browser-name PhantomJS --action get_jira_attachments --userid admin --password 'pongbot' --base-url --jql 'key=TEST-1'


It's a open source plugin. Hoping you will find it useful. Do vote if you see value to it!

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