Jira logging fills up my harddisk with an invisible, orphaned file
Platform notice: Server and Data Center only. This article only applies to Atlassian products on the server and data center platforms.
JIRA fills your Hard disk with invincible orphaned files
Jira logging fills up my harddisk with an invisible, orphaned file ("atlassian-jira.log"). This file grows up to 43GB until the computer crashes as there is no disk space left. It occurs since I set up JIRA logging with a rotation log file. JIRA is running on a Windows 7 Enterprise PC on a NTFS formatted SSD.
- Windows OS
- Unusually quick increase in JIRA log file size.
- Plugin that cannot connect properly.
- Path set for JIRA Log
Case 1: Plugin:
- Find the culprit plugin in your atlassian-jira.log, stop JIRA and remove it from the plugins folder if it is a 3rd party plugin.
- Clear the plugin cache if it is a system plugin should issue persist despite a restart.
Case 2: Improperly Set JIRA Log Path
- Set just the file name instead of full path to file else it would cause the orphaned files.