Is there is any way to know about jira indexing in advance.

Hi All,

I have been using jira since last two years, and it is a good tool for bug reporting and project management. But sometimes i noticed that jira goes for reindexing unexpectedly without any prior notice. Is there is any way or workaround, so that we can know when will jira go for reindexing.It would be very helpful for us since our daily project deliverables and status is affected by Jira Re-indexing.

Any suggestions or thought would always welcomed............:)

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I don't think that JIRA will re-index it self without someone triggering that. Now, about the difference between Download and OnDemand; if JIRA is hosted by your self (or company) it's a Downloaded version. But if it's on Atlassian host, it's OnDemand, and typically ends with or

Thanks Razzaq , You means if URL ends with Jira.Company that means Its ON that case indexing would triggered by company administrators. all right

Nop :). It would look like <>. Then it's ONDemand.

Hi Razzaq, that means we are using Download, so in that case what is the solution. Should we talk to our administrators in that case.



Yes indeed. We do not trigger a re-index, and JIRA doesn't do that unless it's manually done by an admin.

Thanks Razzaq...:)

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Timothy Chin Community Champion Mar 20, 2013

For OnDemand, you can reindex yourself right? Your administrators should tell you when the index will take place.

Thanks Timothy, But i don't know about OnDemand And Downloads. Could you please tell me the difference.


Timothy Chin Community Champion Mar 20, 2013

Here you go :

Hehehehe........:)....I don't know which version we are using..:). But if we are using Download version, is there any way to know about Jira indexing in advance. Please help me out.


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Boris Berenberg Community Champion Mar 20, 2013

In either your download or OnDemand version of JIRA, it will not perform a full-reindex unless it is manually triggered. You will need to work with your administrators to have them notify you prior to performing full re-indexes.

I don't know which version of JIRA you're using, but newer versions (at least 5.2.6 which is what I have) allow you to re-index in the background, so JIRA is still usable while the (slower) re-index occurs. It might be worthwhile investigating that option as well.

Hi Justin, I am using Jira 5.2 but sometimes reindexing happens , i don't why.I know in Jira 5.2 or above it happens in background but still jira goes for reindexing sometimes.



Well, as was mentioned above, JIRA doesn't re-index on its own. Someone is kicking that off. If they're doing the background re-index however, it shouldn't impact any of your users.

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