We're setting up a Disaster Recovery (DR) Server for JIRA Standalone. We use JIRA internally and our Base URL is something like http://<ip_address>:8080. In case our LIVE Server goes down, users need to be able to log in to the DR server using the same URL.
Would any changes need to to be to JIRA or Apache, or is this totally dependent on our DNS? How exactly would I be able to implement this?
The most easy solution is the DNS change.
You could do this with Apache rewrites, but it would be a pain, and not fully functional because Jira will still think it's running on the old URL and it'll tell people about it.
The important thing for Jira is that it has a single "base url" which it refers to in emails and gadget configs and so-on. It can only have one of these, so it's best to stick with it as much as you can. Although you can change it, it's a pain in the neck, especially for external stuff that people have bookmarked/documented etc. A DNS switch on failover really is the most simple way to handle this!
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