problem connecting jira to mysql


I'm trying to configure JIRA to use mysql.

I downloaded mysql connect driver (platform indpendent) from here

And then uncompressed it.Then I opened and configured it with my mysql db credentials.


After I click test connect. I get the following error :


Attempting to connect to
*** Connection failed: Driver for the database MySQL not found. Ensure it is ins


Where is the problem?

Note :  I'm installing it on a centos server using SSH.

4 answers

2 votes
Pedro Souza Atlassian Team Jul 23, 2015

Make sure to move the driver to the folder <JIRA installation directory>/lib/ then restart the application.



Pedro Souza.

1 vote

You need to be very precise about what you do in the download/install steps.  You've said

> I downloaded mysql connect driver ... And then uncompressed it

Ok, but what about the other steps - did you find the driver file at the root of the uncompressed directory and copy/move it into the right place in the JIRA installation?

You will need copy the mysql connector jar file to the lib directory in JIRA installation folder.

Thank you all, SOLVED.


The problem was that, after uncompromising mysql driver, the result is folder, I copied this folder to the /LIB  directory, The solution is that I copied the jar file from the uncompressed file to the LIB directory


Thank you all again.


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