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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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Restoring the system utility

Now, you have learned how to generate the backup manually using JIRA's Backup System tool and by relying on JIRA services. There are two scenarios when these backup files will be useful to you:

  • One is when your server crashes

  • Secondly, when you want to migrate your JIRA instance to a new machine

JIRA comes with the utility to Restore System; it basically wipes out the existing data/configuration and replaces it with one on the backup files; hence, you have to be very careful when using the Restore System utility. As a rule of thumb, always perform the restore process on a test environment; this will also give you a chance to learn about and fix any errors that you may encounter.

In this example, we will restore the backup file, which we generated in the previous section.

For this exercise, you should have a blank JIRA installation on a different machine with the same version as the one used to generate the backup. Perform the following steps...