In this article we’ll show you how to set up a separate log file for BigPicture debug data.

If you are getting a sizeable amount of BigPicture debug data sent to atlassian-jira.log but would rather divert it to a dedicated log file, you can do it by manually changing the configuration of Jira’s log4j file.

Here’s how to do it:

1. Add the following snippet to your* file:






log4j.appender.bigpicture.layout.ConversionPattern=%d %p [%X{jira.mailserver}] %t %X{jira.username} %X{} %X{} %X{jira.request.ipaddr} %X{jira.request.url} %m%n = INFO, console, bigpicture = false

2. Restart your Jira instance.

This will create a separate bigpicture.log file for all logs from our app, or from com.softwareplant package specifically.

Where to find the file?

The is located in "WEB-INF/classes/" You can find this path by going to your Jira Administration > System > Logging and profiling, and scrolling down to the "Default Loggers" section:


You can further configure the granularity of the log file and choose the desired logging levels:

This is it. You've just set up a separate log file for BigPicture debug data.