I just tried to switch our jira instance from one database to another Database on another server.
When I had configured the other Db for the first time I had specified a new index path for it.
Now my question is, whenever i switch databases by flipping the IP on my server.xml (I am on 4.1) how do i specify my index path.
Is the index path stored on database itself?
I tried flipping the db today and it did not ask me for the index path and i am worried that the system should not be using the same index path for both the databases
The index path is held in the database - once it's in there, Jira will try to use it.
I suspect when you configured the "other" db for a new Jira, you didn't have any data in there, so it asked for a new one.
It should happily use the same path for each database, but you MUST think through the indexing - if the databases are not completely identical, then you need to re-index Jira each time you switch between them.
When I switch I see that the default index directory when I click the re-index button is still the one I configured for my first instance. Although i can manually amend it to use the custom index directory I wanted to get the 2nd instance index path to show up as default directory when i flip the server.xml configs. how can i acheive that?
Ah, ok, duplicating for test reasons. For this, I wouldn't be too worried about it - you need to set it before you start any testing, so I'd simply do it in the UI as a one-off. Another trick would be to create a symbolic link on the test server that points from <live index setting> to <where you want it on the test server>, then you wouldn't need to change anything at all.
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