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On a busy day, JIRA can place a heavy load on a database. To lighten the load and give users the performance and responsiveness they need, the application uses Lucene, an open source library which retrieves and caches the desired content of the database while keeping the form of file on the application server. This solution has the advantage of not being dependent of the network or the database server. However, it does require sufficient disk space and systematic updating of indexes for each change request. Let's take a closer look at the principles of reindexation and the different possibilities to re-index the application.

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JIRA is well-known as a tool for project management, and now it's been made even easier with the JIRA Agile add-on. One can be forgiven for thinking it's mainly a tool for IT departments so here's an example that shows there's no limits to where you can apply JIRA's capabilities. In the marketing team of Valiantys, we work with JIRA to track projects using a Scrum methodology. Enthusiastic about this tool, we recently decided to adopt it for blog tracking, this time with a Kanban board. Who said JIRA wasn't made for marketers?

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As some of you may have read before, Automation is an awesome JIRA tool to escalate your issues when it's appropriate. As a project manager or a JIRA Administrator, you don't want to spent too much time on recursive tasks (closed issues, contact client/developer again...). In my first article about Automation, I already explained and illustrated a few advantages of using the Automation add-on. But it's been almost a year since I wrote it and thanks to the Atlassian community, new features have been added. This new missive is more about how to use it in order to help the JIRA administrator in JIRA implementation.

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