It looks like you can do an unattended install of JIRA, but I don't see a method to do an unattended upgrade?
Specifically my Ansible role currently has to download the latest .bin installer...and quit. I then have to log manually into the server to run the upgrade, I would much prefer Ansible to complete the upgrade on its own without my human fallibility!
I totally understand your needs. I was same once in the situation to make upgrades more comfortable. So I did this with several RPMs.
It work somehow little bit better, but not unattended. In the end I stopped it.
My recommendation is not to do this with Ansible or any other tool, if data integrity is very important for you (several hundred serious users). There are so many pitfalls, that can make your life harder than upgrading manually. To name some:
Yes thanks for this detailed answer Thomas, I'm glad someone has at least tried to work around Atlassian's limitations. Basically the headaches to upgrading manually (updating multiple config files in multiple places, for ex) pale in comparison to the headaches for trying to upgrade automatically.
Ultimately it looks like this is a shortcoming of JIRA, and an example of the incongruities of how apps in the Atlassian suite are installed/updated/maintained. For example Bamboo, Confluence, Crowd and more can have their installations/updates automated, but not JIRA. It would be nice if all the apps in the suite were designed by be administered the same way.
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