Jira Backgroud re-index vs Foreground re-index


First of all, what I mean Foreground re-index is Lock Jira and rebuild index. Here is a quick comparison between Background and Foreground re-index. I have summaried a few take away for your reference: The best combination is Jira Data Center + foreground re-index. As you can see above foreground re-index is quicker and offers … Continue reading Jira Backgroud re-index vs Foreground re-index

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Delete Actors from a Jira Project Role


The Jira online REST API doc is wrong about how you can delete actors from a project role. As below it says the query string is user={username}, but it turns out to be inaccurate, even you still get the 204 response code. The right query string is should user=userkey. I have tested and verified this.

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

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