file system full due to logging and backups

JIRA writes logging to configurable places.

JIRA creates backups via a service to a configurable place.

Does JIRA have any mechanism for removing older files or any other way of preventing the file system becoming full?

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How about cron and related ?

Add that you'd expect an application to do it's own disk space monitoring when that's pretty universally seen as the job of the Operating System and it's monitoring tools. Why do it differently and re-invent the wheel (several times as OS's are different) in each application when you should be using the best solution for your team/site/os across all the servers?

Of course, that's just an opinion, but everywhere I've worked (mostly corporate), there's constant whinging from Operations when applications try to do monitoring separately or differently from everyone else.

Our server administrators won't allow skulker to be used and expect the application to offer this functionality.

We've now scheduled in a job for clearing old files - but I think JIRA could offer this as an option via the Administration GUI.

Nic,

Good point about uniformity and standarisation being easier to achieve when applications don't do this themselves. It's probably swings and roundabouts - what would work well for one organiasation will be annoying to another.

Thanks for your input. I will close this discussion.

Hi Alan,

I don't think there's any tools in JIRA for that, but I would actually recommend using an Operating System script to manage the content of your file system rather than trying to get JIRA to do the job for you because there will be far better OS level tools for achieveing this.

All the best,
John

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Peter Koczan Atlassian Team Jan 21, 2013

Hi,

You may want to take a look on the scheduled jobs: https://confluence.atlassian.com/display/DOC/Scheduled+Jobs

Some of them are for cleaning up temporary directories. However, it is always advised to set a separate filesystem usage monitoring to prevent running out of disk space.

Kind regards,

Peter

Our server administrators won't allow skulker to be used and expect the application to offer this functionality.

We've now scheduled in a job for clearing old files - but I think JIRA could offer this as an option via the Administration GUI.

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