Total size of all attachments on jira

Hi Everyone

Our jira instance (6.1) has been active for years, and we observe that the total size of attachments on the server is over 200GB and still growing at a rapid pace.

What i want to ask is that will a massive total attachment size slow down my jira instance?

Has anyone experienced it?

I have no issues in explanding the disk space from 200GB to say 1TB but want to confirm there is no limitation from jira side of it.


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Since the attachements are stored on a system folder instead the database you won't have any performance issues with it. You can also limit the attachements upload size as well. For more informaton regarding this matter you may refer our documentation below. Hope it helps!


Luciano Fagundes

My instance is already reached 250 GB.But I don't think this will make any performance issue.But you can disable/exclude this folder from the antivirus scan to increase the speed while accessing.

Also you can limit the attachment size per issue to 10MB.So users will not uplaod any bog files to the issues.

users can use splited zip file or rar file.

they take a 500MB file and split it into 50 files (10MB each one) and upload 50 files.

users are very smart.

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