Should JIRA/Confluence be shutdown during a planned database outage?

What is the best practices for a planned database outage? Should the Atlassian applications (JIRA, Confluence, Crucible/Fisheye and Bamboo) be shutdown and restarted as part of the maintenance?

1 answer

1 accepted

3 votes
Daniel Wester Community Champion Feb 15, 2016

If the backend database is shutdown - yes the app needs to come down. Ideally before the FB goes down. 

Thank you very much for the quick response. That seemed like the right thing to me, but always nice to get an experienced 2nd opinion.

Thanks again for the help!

Yes, in my experience, very bad things can happen (read difficult to fix - or when was you last backup? - type things) when the DB goes away, and JIRA/Confluence are left running.

@Ross Lindell [Information Officer] Thanks for confirming your experience!

What I practise is in my organization is that we have a scheduled shutdown of DB for JIRA - so I shutdown my application before the DB goes down - then the DB is shutdown after JIRA is offline.

And when the DB are back online - I start my JIRA after DB is available.

@Vickey Palzor Lepcha – thank you very much!

Suggest an answer

Log in or Sign up to answer
How to earn badges on the Atlassian Community

How to earn badges on the Atlassian Community

Badges are a great way to show off community activity, whether you’re a newbie or a Champion.

Learn more
Community showcase
Published yesterday in Jira

5 ways you can make the most of Jira Software and Bitbucket Cloud

As part of the Bitbucket product team I'm always interested in better understanding what kind of impact the use of our tools have on the way you work. In a recent study we conducted of software devel...

31 views 0 4
Read article

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