Start and Stop JIRA applications

How you start and stop your JIRA application depends on whether you are running JIRA as a Service. 

Windows

  When installed as a service...

If you installed JIRA as a service, you can Start JIRA Server and Stop JIRA Server from the Windows Start menu. 

You can't start or stop JIRA manually using the start-jira.bat and stop-jira.bat file.

  When not installed as a service...

If you didn't install JIRA as a service you'll need to start and stop JIRA manually.

  • To start JIRA run <installation-directory>\bin\start-jira.bat
  • To stop JIRA run <installation-directory>\bin\stop-jira.bat

We recommend running JIRA with a dedicated user account. To do this, use use the runas command to execute start-jira.bat.

> runas /env /user:<DOMAIN>\<jira> start-jira.bat

Where <DOMAIN> is your Windows domain or computer name and <jira> is the name of your dedicated user.

Linux 

  When installed as a service...

If you installed JIRA as a service, use one of the following commands to start or stop JIRA.

$ sudo /etc/init.d/jira start
$ sudo /etc/init.d/jira stop

You can't start or stop JIRA manually using the start-jira.sh and stop-jira.sh files.

  When not installed as a service...

If you didn't install JIRA as a service you'll need to start and stop JIRA manually.

  • To start JIRA run <installation-directory>\bin\start-jira.sh
  • To stop JIRA run <installation-directory>\bin\stop-jira.sh

We recommend running JIRA with a dedicated user account:

$ su -u <user>
$ ./start-jira.sh

Where <user> is the name of your dedicated user.

If you're using Ubuntu the command is a little different:

$ sudo su <user>
$ ./start-jira.sh

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