start-jira.bat shows logo but does not start JIRA

I am transplanting my existing JIRA instance - and when I run the start-jira.bat it shows me the logo as if it's starting, but then does nothing.

It shows this:


To run JIRA in the foreground, start the server with start-jira.bat /fg
          .... .NMMMD.  ...
        .8MMM.  $MMN,..~MMMO.
        .?MMM.         .MMM?.

     OMMMMZ.           .,NMMMN~
        =NMMMMMM,. .,MMMMMMD.
         .8MMMMM:  :NMMMMN.
         .MMMMMM.   .MMMMM~.
         .MMMMMN    .MMMMM?.

      Atlassian JIRA
      Version : 6.1.3


Any suggestions? I'm sure I'm missing something simple - and I'm sure I'll be told I'm better off with a fresh install, but I'd like to avoid that.


I manually tried starting the JAR file with:
java -verbose -jar bootstrap.jar

And I get a little more information:

Exception in thread "main" java.lang.NoClassDefFoundError: org/apache/juli/logging/LogFactory

Caused by: java.lang.ClassNotFoundException: org.apache.juli.logging.LogFactory

at$ Source)

at$ Source)

at Method)

at Source)

at java.lang.ClassLoader.loadClass(Unknown Source)

at sun.misc.Launcher$AppClassLoader.loadClass(Unknown Source)

at java.lang.ClassLoader.loadClass(Unknown Source)

... 1 more

[Loaded java.lang.Shutdown from D:\java\lib\rt.jar]

[Loaded java.lang.Shutdown$Lock from D:\java\lib\rt.jar]

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Thanks for the advice. I never got around to trying this. I found it less painful to just do a re-install and configure it that way. Hopefully in the future there will actually be error messages to let users know what the problem is.

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What does the log say, DJX?

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There are no logs generated at all (I cleared the logs folder when I moved the program)

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Try to execute startup_bundled_jre.bat

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