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The JIRA Home Directory contains key data that help define how JIRA works. You must have a JIRA home directory specified for your JIRA instance before you can start it. This document describes how to set up the JIRA home directory for your JIRA instance.

One JIRA home per JIRA instance

You can only have one JIRA home per JIRA instance. If you have multiple JIRA instances, you will need to set up a JIRA home for each instance. A lock is placed on the root level of a JIRA home when created, to ensure that it is only used by one JIRA instance. If you have accidentally locked your JIRA home directory, you can unlock it by following the instructions in this FAQ.

You only need to specify the location of the root directory for your JIRA home. The sub-directories will be created automatically when JIRA is started or when you use a function in JIRA that requires a particular sub-directory.

JIRA Home 을 어떻게 설정하나요?

There are a few methods available for specifying the location of your JIRA Home Directory in JIRA. However, please be aware of the notes below before your specify this location.

권장 방법

The recommended methods for specifying the location of your JIRA Home Directory in JIRA is to either:

  • Use the JIRA Configuration Tool to change the location of your Setting your JIRA Home Directory.
    (info) The JIRA Configuration Tool is not available in JIRA WAR distributions.
  • Edit the file and set the value of the 'jira.home' property to the desired location for your JIRA Home Directory (this location should be something different than the application directory, or you may run into problems later). If you are specifying this location's path on Windows, use double back-slashes ("\") between subdirectories. For example, X:\\path\\to\\JIRA\‌\Home.
    (info)If you define an UNC path in Microsoft Windows, be sure to double escape the leading backslash: \\\\machinename\\path\\to\\JIRA\\home
    (info) See the JIRA Installation Directory page to find where this file is located.

    Set an environment variable named JIRA_HOME in your operating system whose value is the location of your JIRA Home Directory. To do this:

    • On Windows, do one of the following:
      • Configure this environment variable through the Windows user interface (typically through 'My Computer' or 'Computer')
      • At the command prompt, enter the following command (with your own JIRA Home path) before running JIRA from the command prompt:
        • set JIRA_HOME=X:\path\to\JIRA\Home
          (warning) Please set your JIRA_HOME  environment variable value using this format, where:
          • X is the drive letter where your JIRA Home Directory is located and
          • no spacing has been added around the equal sign ('=')
      • Specify the command above in a batch file used to start JIRA.
    • On Linux/Solaris, do one of the following:
      • Enter the following command at a shell/console prompt (with your own JIRA Home path) before running JIRA:
        • export JIRA_HOME=/path/to/jira/home
      • Specify the command above in a script used to start JIRA.


(warning) Please Note: If you have specified different values for a 'jira.home' property in the file and a JIRA_HOME environment variable, the value of the JIRA_HOME environment variable takes precedence.

다른 방법

Alternatively, you can choose one of the following methods of specifying the location of your JIRA Home Directory:

  • Configure a new web context property called 'jira.home' for your application server. For Tomcat (and JIRA Standalone), you will need to configure the server.xml file:
    <Context ...>
    <Parameter name="jira.home" value="c:/jira/home"/>
    Please Note: If you have specified a JIRA Home Directory location in your file, it will override this web context property.

JIRA Home 디렉터리로 어떤 디렉터리를 지정해야 하나요?

You can specify any location on a disk for your JIRA home directory. Please be sure to specify an absolute path.

Please note that you cannot use the same JIRA home directory for multiple instances of JIRA. We recommend that you do not specify your JIRA home directory inside your installation directory, to prevent information from being accidentally lost during major operations (e.g. backing up and restoring instances).

시스템의 JIRA Home 디렉터리를 어떻게 변경하나요?

To change the location of your JIRA home directory,

  1. Set your JIRA home to the new location, using your preferred method as described in "How do I set my JIRA home?" (above).
  2. Restart JIRA.


  • If you are using the Windows installer, you do not need to configure the JIRA Home Directory separately as you will be prompted to specify this location during the installation process.
  • If you are using JIRA Standalone, you do not need to do this — please see the JIRA Configuration Tool instead.
  • If you are using JIRA WAR, you need to set your JIRA home before you build JIRA.
  • The JIRA installer may not be able to create the home due to permission problems, if this is the case please see JIRA is Unable to Start due to Could not create necessary subdirectory.
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