Upgrading to 1.597 slow startup

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  • I upgraded to 1.596 and startup is very slow


  • Jenkins 1.597+

  • Jenkins LTS 1.609+

  • CloudBees Jenkins Enterprise 1.609.1.x+


In newer version of Jenkins the runs were stored as a timestamp value. Starting with 1.597 the runs are now stored as numbers instead. There is a *one time startup *performance issue when upgrading as this conversion needs to happen. In the Jenkins logs (usually in /var/log/jenkins), there are warnings which indicate the migration is happening. If this continues to happen, then please file a new support ticket.

For more information please go to the Jenkins wiki: 1.569+ Migration.