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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
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The backup system

JIRA administrators should pay a lot of attention to taking regular backups of data and its configuration. Luckily, JIRA comes with a handy tool for generating backups. It not only contains data (such as issues and projects), but it also contains JIRA configurations that are stored in the backup file, which means that when you restore the system, all the data along with various schemes for issue types and workflows will also be restored.

The backup system provided in the UI of JIRA is not particularly efficient when you have thousands of issues. For this, the recommended approach is to manually take a backup of your database. The details of this backup approach can be found at

Generating the backup

The JIRA backup tool can be used to perform backups as and when you require. Usually, before making any major configuration changes in JIRA, you should take a backup. Also, when you install a new add-on in...