Understanding Jira project, issues, fields, screens, schemes and workflow


This is my version's summary of those key components in Jira. If you are new to Jira, this might be a good starting point to understand Jira from a high level.Project - a project is a collection of many issues that are all related to a project.Issues - issues are the building blocks for a … Continue reading Understanding Jira project, issues, fields, screens, schemes and workflow

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Jira and Confluence System Administrator Must Read


Both Jira and Confluence run on the Tomcat, it is critical for a Jira and Confluence system administrator to understand how Tomcat works. And what those paramaters mean in the server.xml? How to monitor the JMX metric to decide whether the server is healthy or not. I found a blog article on Data Dog website … Continue reading Jira and Confluence System Administrator Must Read

Use includeArchivedSpaces parameter in CQL


By default the archived Confluence space won't be listed the search results in the Confluence UI. This also applies to CQL. If you want to include the archived space in your CQL query result, then you need to add includeArchivedSpaces=true in your CQL query. For example, I want to find out all Confluence spaces (including … Continue reading Use includeArchivedSpaces parameter in CQL

How to find Jira issues have no certain custom field


In JQL, you can find issues that have values in a custom field or not by using: "<customfield_name>" IS EMPTY "<customfield_name>" IS NOT EMPTY But what if the issues has no such custom field? For example, we recently added a new custom field that is called 'division' to help us to understand where the work … Continue reading How to find Jira issues have no certain custom field

2 Weeks Challenge of ‘Atlassian Certified Professional Jira Administrator’


Early this year I was thinking to get the ACP - 100 Jira Administrator certificate. Now it is close to the end of this financial year, and I still have not done it yet. May be it is the time for another 2 weeks challenge like the one I did last year. Exam Topics Advanced … Continue reading 2 Weeks Challenge of ‘Atlassian Certified Professional Jira Administrator’

Jira takes long time to restart after upgrade


We noticed that Jira startup time increased from 3+ mins to 20+ mins after a recent upgrade (7.10 to 7.12). After analysed a few restart relevant events in the logs, I found that there are some messages related to DB row migrations which were not there before the upgrade. Here is a example: 5/3/19 9:43:14.816 … Continue reading Jira takes long time to restart after upgrade