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.

What does the log say, DJX?

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


Try to execute startup_bundled_jre.bat

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