How To Recover Deleted Jira Ticket

If you are engaged in tasks such as software development, project management, or bug tracking, JIRA is an essential tool that many experts rely on. Yet, mistakes can happen and you may encounter a scenario where a JIRA ticket has been unintentionally deleted and you require its retrieval. There is no need to fret! In this blog post, we will provide instructions on how to retrieve a deleted JIRA ticket.

Method 1: Use the JIRA Audit Log

The first method we can utilise is the JIRA Audit Log. This feature allows you to track key activities in JIRA. Here’s how to use it:

  1. First, navigate to the Administration page.
  2. Choose System, then go to Audit Log under the SECURITY section.
  3. You can now search for the deleted ticket. If the ticket was deleted recently, you could find it in the audit log, along with the information about who deleted it.

However, it’s important to note that the Audit Log can’t recover the deleted ticket but it can provide you with the information about the ticket.

Method 2: Recover from Backup

If you have a backup of your JIRA application data, you can recover the deleted ticket from there. Here is how you can do it:

  1. Firstly, restore the backup on a test JIRA instance. Do not restore it on your production instance as it will overwrite the existing data.
  2. After the restoration is complete, you can find the deleted ticket in this test instance.
  3. From here, you can either manually recreate the ticket in your production instance or use the Project Import tool.

Restoring from a backup is a bit complex process and should be handled with care.

Method 3: Use a Data Recovery Tool

If you don’t have a backup and the ticket is not listed in the Audit Log, your last resort would be to use a data recovery tool. There are several professional JIRA recovery tools available that can help you recover deleted tickets.

Please note, while these recovery tools can be effective, they may not be able to recover all data in some cases, and it’s always best to consult with a professional or your team before proceeding with these tools.


It’s always a good practice to regularly backup your JIRA data to avoid any data loss. However, if you’ve accidentally deleted a JIRA ticket, there are several methods you can use to recover it. We hope this guide helps you in effectively managing your JIRA tickets and preventing any future loss of important data.