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Mastering JIRA 7 - Second Edition

By : Ravi Sagar
Book Image

Mastering JIRA 7 - Second Edition

By: Ravi Sagar

Overview of this book

Atlassian JIRA 7 is an enterprise issue tracker system. One of its key strengths is its ability to adapt to the needs of an organization, ranging from building software products to managing your support issues. This book provides a comprehensive explanation covering all three components of JIRA 7, such as JIRA Software, JIRA Core, and Jira Service Desk. It shows you how to master the key functionalities of JIRA and its customizations and useful add-ons, and is packed with real-world examples and use cases. You will first learn how to plan for a JIRA 7 installation and fetch data. We cover JIRA reports in detail, which will help you analyze your data effectively. You can add additional features to your JIRA application by choosing one of the already built-in add-ons or building a new one to suit your needs. Then you'll find out about implementing Agile methodologies in JIRA by creating Scrum and Kanban boards. We'll teach you how to integrate your JIRA Application with other tools such as Confluence, SVN, Git, and more, which will help you extend your application. Finally, we'll explore best practices and troubleshooting techniques to help you find out what went wrong and understand how to fix it.
Table of Contents (25 chapters)
Mastering JIRA 7 - Second Edition
About the Author
About the Reviewer

JIRA directory structure, startup/shutdown scripts, and log files

It's important for a JIRA administrator to know the JIRA directory structure really well because you will often need to take backups, make changes in the configuration files, and restore the system. All such activities need to be done on the server and have to be done through its respective directories.

The JIRA installation directory

The JIRA installation directory is the directory in which the JIRA application files and libraries are extracted. JIRA does not make changes nor does it save any data here.

If you have installed JIRA using automated Windows or Linux installers, then the JIRA installation directory is stored in the following locations:

  • Windows: C:\Program Files\Atlassian\JIRA

  • Linux: /opt/atlassian/jira

The startup and shutdown scripts are available in the bin directory under the JIRA installation directory:

  • Startup script: bin/start-jira.bat or bin/

  • Shutdown script: bin/stop-jira.bat or bin/

The JIRA home directory

The JIRA home directory has important files that JIRA requires to work properly. Do not modify these files.

If you install JIRA using automated Windows or Linux installers, the default location of the JIRA home directory is stored in the following locations:

  • Windows: C:\Program Files\Atlassian\Application Data\JIRA

  • Linux: /var/atlassian/application-data/jira/

Subdirectories under the JIRA home directory

The following are the list of subdirectories under the JIRA home directory:

  • data: The application data of the JIRA instance is stored here. Attachments and all its versions are stored under a subdirectory called attachments import. If you want to restore JIRA, the backfile needs to be placed in this directory.

  • export: This directory is used to store automated backup files.

  • log: The log files are stored here.

  • cache: The cache files are stored here.

  • tmp: During various runtime operations, such as import, export, and indexing, there are some temporary files that are generated. All such files are stored here.