Safe to delete file in the /var/atlassian/application-data/jira/export folder


This is a pretty simple question: Is it safe to delete file in the /var/atlassian/application-data/jira/export folder ?

There is a tons of old files in there and i would like to free some space on my server drive.



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Hi Michel,

It shouldn't be a problem.

Those are automatic backups and exports.

best regards,


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Assuming that is the Jira home directory, then yes - the files in there are created by the regular backups, or by an admin saying "export". If you don't need them because you have more recent copies and/or a database backup, they are safe to remove.

Thank you very much guys for the fast answers,



How can we how delete Backup file from JIRA Server  from the following location?


And how can I check the size of the export file 

Waiting for quick response 



Use the OS to look at the size, and then delete it.

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