How to Automate Backups for JIRA Cloud applications
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Often users want to perform automatic backups, however, the standard JIRA application backup functionality is not available in JIRA Cloud applications.
48 hour delay for backups including attachments
You can perform data-only backups—excluding attachments, avatars, and logos—one after the other, without a delay. When you're creating a backup that includes attachments, avatars, and logos, though, you need to wait 48 hours from the when you last created a backup.
- Use external scripts to generate the backup file and download it. You can schedule it using Cron or other available methods, depending upon the operating system used.
- Backups are stored for 7 days only.
- We have sample scripts (Bash, Powershell and Python) located at https://bitbucket.org/atlassianlabs/automatic-cloud-backup - they are provided as-is but feel free to raise issues or submit a pull request that might help to improve it or even fork your own scripts that you use to perform this.
- Another option is to use Automation for Jira, as explained in: Automate online site-backups for Jira and Confluence without programming