Introduction

In the cases where you need to have a closer look at what the add-on is executing in the background, you can enable logging as described in this article.

Open the log4j.properties file using a text editor such as notepad++ (windows) or vi (unix) and paste following properties
to the end of the file.  This file is located under <JIRA installation>/atlassian-jira/WEB-INF/classes/ (for JIRA standalone versions)

Then restart JIRA


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# exalate DEV LOGGING JIRA 6.0 and higher
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log4j.appender.devlog=com.atlassian.jira.logging.JiraHomeAppender
log4j.appender.devlog.File=exalate-dev.log
log4j.appender.devlog.MaxFileSize=20480KB
log4j.appender.devlog.MaxBackupIndex=5
log4j.appender.devlog.layout=org.apache.log4j.PatternLayout
log4j.appender.devlog.layout.ConversionPattern=[%d] <%c{1}> %m%n
 
log4j.logger.com.exalate = DEBUG, devlog, console
log4j.additivity.com.exalate = false

 

See Also

How to enable temporarily debug logging

Debugging Sync scripts on Exalate