Changing JIRA Home Directory in jira-application.properties doesn't work
When you change the JIRA Home Directory in the jira-application.properties, the JIRA Home Directory is not changed and is still using the old directory.
As mentioned in the Setting your JIRA Home Directory documentation
If you have specified different values for a '
jira.home' property in the
jira-application.properties file and a
JIRA_HOME environment variable, the value of the
JIRA_HOME environment variable takes precedence.
Also, a '
jira.home' web context property defined in your application server overrides the value of the '
jira.home' property defined in your
jira-application.properties file. However, a
JIRA_HOME environment variable defining your JIRA Home Directory will override either of these '
This is the order of JIRA home directory configurations according to priority
JIRA_HOME="/path/to/jira/home" (configured in your operating system)
- jira.home = /path/to/jira/home (jira-application.properties)
This means JIRA home directory configured in setenv.sh will overide all other JIRA home directory configurations. JIRA home configured in the operating system will overide server.xml and jira-application.properties and so on.
If configuring jira-application.properties doesn't work, check the other configuring options which takes precedence and make sure that none of them are configured.
To check the environment configured in operating system, run the following command
Ubuntu : env
And make sure that the JIRA_HOME environment is not configured