jira and attachment storage


i'm wondering if Jira can be used as a storage space in order to store big attachment. for ex, 100 docs of 50 megas or more

More, by using plugin like Jeti, we can attach doc to mail, but where is the limit, because lots of mailbox limit the size of attachment.

So, where are the inconvenient, almost when using Jira with Virtual Machine in those cases ?

Thanks for your feedbacks

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Hi Manu,

First off : why do you needs such big attachements? Isn't it better to set up a dropbox/google drive/ftp server type of system to which you can just redirect people using a link in jira?

As Tanner said : you can easily raise the attachement size limit in the admin module.

This will mean that your virtual machine will need more disc space (attachements are stored in the Jira Home directory).

Keep in mind that most mailboxes don't support such big attachements, so again you might look for another solution like I mentioned above. Or you might even get a Confluence and make the attachements available as wiki pages.

Best regards,


JIRA's attachment size limits are set in the admin module. You can also adjust the path that these files are stored while you're playing around with the settings.

Hi, thanks,

Does this mean i can add big files like several hundred of Megas directly in Jira?

Depending the environment, like Jira with Virtual Machine, have you an idea about a risk about respone time with big files?


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