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?

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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!

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