Can backups be set to overwrite?

I have a client running Jira version 5.1.4. The other week their webserver hosting Jira / Confluence went down due to a diskspace issue. It was determined that the backups of Jira were consuming a large amount of space as they were not setup to over-write existing backups after XX amount of days. Is there a way to set this up so that they will not run out of drivespace again? Any help is greatly appreciated,


2 answers

Actually you can.

Assuming you are doing a daily backup:

  • If you need to store just for a week, use E
  • If you need to store for a month, use d
  • If you need to store for a year, use D

interesting, haven't seen this before. Where do we give this option?

In services for configuring the automatic backups, if you click edit you get an edit box which accepts custom date formats. Basically it's a tweak using the Java SimpleDateFormat

Awesome. One more "awesome" to make it more than 10 chars!

So I logged into the Jira admin console and simply put in a "e" for the date format, was this the correct way to make the change to the backup retention period?

Upper case E for keeping a week's backup

So it will be E-yyyy-MMM-dd-HHmm?

The answer is that you would simply enter 'E'. However, JIRA doesn't appear overwrite automatic backups with the same filename. At least not in my Linux install.

0 vote

There is no option in JIRA using which you can overwrite backups because it uses timestamp in its name. You might want to write a cron job or something to monitor the space or just delete old backups periodically.

Suggest an answer

Log in or Sign up to answer
How to earn badges on the Atlassian Community

How to earn badges on the Atlassian Community

Badges are a great way to show off community activity, whether you’re a newbie or a Champion.

Learn more
Community showcase
Published Thursday in Marketplace Apps

Tips on how to choose the best estimation method for your planning

Planning and grooming sessions all come with their own sets of rules. Team members meet to estimate stories or other work items, all according to an agreed-upon process. And with every session comes ...

67 views 0 11
Read article

Atlassian User Groups

Connect with like-minded Atlassian users at free events near you!

Find a group

Connect with like-minded Atlassian users at free events near you!

Find my local user group

Unfortunately there are no AUG chapters near you at the moment.

Start an AUG

You're one step closer to meeting fellow Atlassian users at your local meet up. Learn more about AUGs

Groups near you