When somebody wants to backup either the JIRA or Confluence onDemand databases.
Atlassian onDemand does not currently have any features for automating a backup of either JIRA or Confluence. To get around this we can trigger a backup from Atlassian and then automatically download the resulting file to a location of our choosing. We can take this a step further by automating this processes with a cron job on Mac or Unix, or by using Windows Task Scheduler.
These scripts were based on one given for Jira by Marlon Aguiar of Atlassian, the original can be found here. Some minor modifications were made and a separate script for Confluence was created from the resulting code.