How to access the Jira Server logs?

How to set log levels in JIRA

  • Navigate to Setting ->System -> Logging and Profiling tab

  • Enable SQL Loggings for SQL log & SQL dump logs

  • Scroll the same page below to go to the Default Loggers section and click on Configure link.

    • Enter Package name as “com.qmetry” and Logging level as “Debug”. Click on Add.

    • In Default Loggers search for the following Package Name and click on “Trace” for the below 3 packages:

    • Enter Package name as “com.atlassian.jira.ofbiz” and set the log level to “Error”.

  • Once these settings are changed, reproduce the issue on your JIRA instance, so that traces are logged.

How to access JIRA Server Logs

  • Navigate to Setting ->System -> Troubleshooting and Support Tools tab

  • Go to the create support zip tab

    • For Server: Click on the create zip button and download the logs as shown in the below screenshot:





    • For Datacenter: Click on the create zip button for all the nodes and download the logs as shown in the below screenshot:


Alternatively, you can opt for below option:

  • Go to the directory where you have installed JIRA on your server. Fetch the JIRA logs & share atlassian-jira.log and Catalina log files with QMetry Support.

  • For UNIX server : If the directory name is JIRA. You can access logs at JIRA/logs/catalina.out and JIRA/home/log/atlassian-jira.log. In case you do not find the files, trigger the below commands in the UNIX terminal which would fetch the list of logs files path.

    • find / -name "atlassian-jira.log" 2>/dev/null

    • find / -name "catalina.out" 2>/dev/null

  • For Windows server : You can access logs from C:\Program Files\Atlassian\JIRA\logs\catalina<Date>.log and C:\Program Files\Atlassian\Application Data\JIRA\log\atlassian-jira.log

How to reset the log levels in JIRA

  • Once the logs are provided and the issue is resolved, go to the Default Loggers search for the following package, and click on “Debug” for all three of them.