uninstall Jira on Ubuntu

Hi, I am looking at uninstalling JIRA on Ubuntu server 14.04. I need to install it on another server..

I've tried:

  • 'uninstall' from  /opt/atlassian/jira/
  • chmod a+x uninstall
    (both as sudo)

I've got my backup sorted but this system needs to be have it removed. Help please! laugh



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Please follow the steps 


  1. Stop the JIRA using ./stop-jira.sh command by changing directory to <JIRA-Install>/bin
  2. Drop the Database.

    For example database name is jiraDB
    execute the following command
  3. Delete the JIRA-HOME using following command.

    For example, if JIRA-HOME is under /var/atlassian/application-data/jira-home
    1. cd /var/atlassian/application-data
    2. rm -r -f jira-home
  4. Similarly delete the JIRA-Installation directory using above command mentioned in 3


Hope this helps.

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Timothy Chin Community Champion May 20, 2015

I don't know if the installer comes with the uninstall command but you'll just need to remove the /opt/atlassian/jira folder and the $JIRA_HOME folder.

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Hi Scott,

Simply stopping the process and removing the folders (JIRA_HOME and JIRA_INSTALL), plus your database (if it's on the server and you'd like to get rid of it as well) should do the trick. JIRA Doesn't write any other files.

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