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JIRA applications doesn't start. Logs contain:

The jira.home directory '/mnt/jira/data' is already locked. Please see http://docs.atlassian.com/jira/docs-041/How+do+I+unlock+my+JIRA+home+directory%3F?clicked=jirahelp# for more information on locked jira.home directories.

2010-10-01 18:13:54,211 main FATAL      [atlassian.jira.startup.JiraStartupLogger] Startup check failed. JIRA will be locked.
2010-10-01 18:13:54,585 main FATAL      [atlassian.jira.upgrade.ConsistencyLauncher] Not initializing JIRA, the startup checklist failed and JIRA has been locked.
2010-10-01 18:13:54,585 main FATAL      [atlassian.jira.upgrade.UpgradeLauncher] Skipping, JIRA is locked.
2010-10-01 18:13:54,585 main INFO      [atlassian.jira.scheduler.JiraSchedulerLauncher] Starting the JIRA Scheduler....
2010-10-01 18:13:54,586 main INFO      [atlassian.jira.scheduler.JiraSchedulerLauncher] Skipping JIRA Scheduler initialisation, JIRA is not ready.
2010-10-01 18:13:56,911 main WARN      [jira.config.properties.ApplicationPropertiesImpl] Exception getting property 'jira.extension.container.provider' from database. Using default
2010-10-01 18:13:56,928 main WARN      [jira.config.properties.ApplicationPropertiesImpl] Exception getting property 'jira.trustedapps.user.name.transformation.policy.class' from database. Using default
2010-10-01 18:13:57,465 main FATAL      [webwork.dispatcher.ServletDispatcher] 

JIRA startup failed, JIRA has been locked.


A JIRA application locking mechanism is preventing startup. This may be due to several causes:

  1. The JIRA application was shut down incorrectly, or failed to shut down.
  2. A second instance of a JIRA application, pointing to the same database, was started. This can happen in the case of a test instance of a JIRA application pointing to the production database.
  3. In rarer circumstances, especially after a plugin installation, JIRA applications can run out of PermGen memory on startup. See JIRA applications crash due to 'java.lang.OutOfMemoryError PermGen space error.


Delete the JIRA application lock file. See How do I unlock my JIRA home directory? for instructions.

Last modified on Mar 30, 2016

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