Archive:JIRA Instance Restore

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If you want to restore your JIRA instance, you should perform a filelevel restore of all JIRA data, for which you have created separate backup tasks and performed backup. Create a restore task for each backup task you have created for JIRA. Note that SEP sesam only supports a complete restore of the JIRA data.

Restoring JIRA data is simple and straightforward, following standard restore procedure. However, some steps are JIRA-specific and described below.


  • Ensure that you have sufficient restore permissions and access rights.
  • Ensure that there is enough free space on the target system to which you are restoring your data.

If you are restoring your JIRA instance after a complete loss, the following prerequisites must also be fulfilled:

  • identical operating system
  • identical Java version installed
  • identical restore path has to be used

JIRA-specific restore steps

You should look at the standard restore procedure for general instructions on how to configure a restore task. However, except for the option Complete restore of selected task, which is currently the only supported restore type for JIRA and you have to select it, you should leave all other options in the restore wizard as they are set by default.

The following screenshots show only JIRA-specific steps when configuring a restore task.

From the SEP sesam GUI menu bar, select Activities -> Restore -> select the save set for restore. For example, if you want to restore your JIRA installation directory, select the corresponding save set. (Configure another restore task to restore your JIRA data directory).
In the third step of the wizard: Select task, from the list of the save sets click the desired version to restore, and check the option Complete restore of selected task. Click Next.

Example of a regular complete restore of the backed up JIRA installation

Jira restore 1.jpg

In the last step of the wizard: Save and start, leave all options as they are. Make sure that under the Target path settings, the option Restore to original target path is selected. Jira restore 3.jpg

If you want to start your JIRA restore immediately, click Start. If you want to save your JIRA restore task, click Save.
Note: A restore task can be scheduled like any other task. If you want to add your JIRA restore task to the schedule, see Scheduling Restore.

Related JIRA restore tasks

Depending on your backup strategy for JIRA, you might have created various JIRA-related backups, e.g., for attachments a backup to an Si3 deduplication store. For each JIRA backup that was performed following the standard backup procedure for filelevel backup (default type Path), configure a restore task for it accordingly following the above procedure.

If your JIRA instance is running on external database (Oracle, PostgreSQL, MySQL, or MSSQL) and you have performed a backup, you should also restore your database as described in the corresponding SEP sesam database extension topic:

If you have created a backup of your operating system using one of the SEP sesam disaster recovery solutions, Bare Metal Recovery Linux or BSR Recovery Pro for Windows, follow the recovery procedure as described in the corresponding documentation:

See also

SEPsesam Extension for Jira

Jira Backup Module

Standard Restore Procedure