How can I restart JIRA? Is this possible from a Web browser?

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For Windows:

Use \JIRA\stop_service.bat to stop JIRA and \JIRA\start_service.bat to start JIRA again. You can do it also by using service management console in Windows. Web Browser is not possible at this time.

For Linux: and (you find this files in bin folder of your instance)

Where is that script? I can't found it on my server. Maybe it isn't on the server (via sFTP or FTP)? I'm working on the Mac system.

I use JIRA download version and it's on my linux server

Ok, Linux? Then use and This files should be found in bin folder.

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In case it is installed on a Windows machine, you may have it configured as a Windows service. You can see more details here.


Please look at the comments. He is using linux.

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Hi Pawel,

from browser it is not possible.

We wrote init.d scripts:



case "$1" in
echo "starting JIRA tomcat"
su - JIRAUSER -c "/opt/start/bin/"
echo "stoping Jira Tomcat"
su - JIRAUSER-c "/opt/start/bin/"
echo "wait15s and kill java"
sleep 15
/usr/bin/pkill -U JIRAUSERjava

echo "Usage: $0 {start|stop}"
exit 1

exit 0

JIRAUSER is a dedicated user that starts/stops our jira
Our Jira lies under /opt/JIRA-INSTALL and /OPT/JIRAHOME.

/opt/start is a symbolic link to /opt/JIRA-INSTALL

with those /etc/init.d scripts you can start/stop jira (or whatever) as root but the application is started/stopped as the dedicated user.

Kind regards

Every day I need restart my Jira Software self hosted. Why? I have create a sh job?

Why are you restarting it?

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Hi Andre,

What is the name of the file and where I have to upload this file? Am I understand it's working like this:

- when I'm logging to JIRA as that user it start JIRA

- when i"m loging off it stops JIRA?

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Is it possible to restart (shutdown and start) JIRA from phpMyAdmin?

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