If you have a self hosted Atlassian suite (Bitbucket, Confluence or Jira) you might want to consider creating a backup of the data to an external repository such as AWS S3 in-case your server fails.


This script creates a tar of all your Atlassian data and uploads it to AWS s3 using the aws cli package. 


  1. 1 x AWS S3 bucket
  2. AWS programmatic account that has writeable access to the AWS S3 bucket
  3. AWS CLI installed on the Linux server and configured with a AWS programmatic account



You will need to change lines 3 and 4 to match your requirements.

By default data is located in the “/var/atlassian/appliction-data” however you will need to change this location if it isn’t.

It creates the following folder structure in the S3 bucket: /year/month/day/host

Add this to a cron for automated results.


By setting up this script to run in a cron you will have the data in at least two places and depending on your cron schedule a lot of points to restore from.

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