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

5 answers

1 accepted

Comments Closed
6 votes
Accepted answer

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.

Did you find it?

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.

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?

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?

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

Community showcase
Posted Oct 16, 2018 in Jira

Looking for anyone who made the switch to Data Center

The Jira Marketing team is putting together an ebook on migrating to Data Center. We're looking for pro tips on how you staffed your project team and organized your Proof of Concept. Share yo...

1,098 views 11 10
Join discussion

Atlassian User Groups

Connect with like-minded Atlassian users at free events near you!

Find a group

Connect with like-minded Atlassian users at free events near you!

Find my local user group

Unfortunately there are no AUG chapters near you at the moment.

Start an AUG

You're one step closer to meeting fellow Atlassian users at your local meet up. Learn more about AUGs

Groups near you