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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
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Increasing memory

As your JIRA instance grows, both in terms of the number of users and data, you will need to keep track of how much memory is consumed by your instance. In Chapter 1, Planning Your JIRA Installation, we discussed hardware recommendations, where we mentioned the minimum amount of RAM and CPU required based on the usage; there are times when JIRA will consume more memory than usual (such as taking XML backup, which consumes a lot of memory), so make sure that not many people are using the instance before performing these activities. However, when your instance grows, it will consume a lot of memory and you might get degraded performance. It's quite possible that, due to a lack of sufficient memory, your JIRA instance might stop working.

Perform these steps to check the consumption of memory:

  1. Go to Administration | System | System info (under TROUBLESHOOTING AND SUPPORT).

  2. Scroll down until you see Java VM Memory Statistics:

In this section, you can see how much memory your instance...