Reconfigure Jira server with the Setup Wizard

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The following steps will help you reconfigure JIRA by running the setup wizard again.

  1. Stop JIRA
    • If JIRA is running as a JIRA or Tomcat service, stop the relevant service.
    • Otherwise, navigate to script directory inside the JIRA Installation Directory ($JIRA_INSTALL/bin) and run the shutdown.bat (for Windows) or (for Linux/Solaris) script.
    • If you are running the JIRA WAR distribution, stop Apache Tomcat.
  2. Make a backup of your JIRA Home Directory and JIRA Installation Directory.
  3. From JIRA Home Directory, delete the dbconfig.xml file.
    (info) If you wish to wipe off the data for the instance, drop the database as well.
  4. Start JIRA.
  5. Access your JIRA URL from a browser. Since dbconfig.xml is deleted, JIRA will detect that no database configuration is present and will take you through the JIRA Setup Wizard again.

Last modified on Sep 25, 2019

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