Navigating back, then forward might cause loss of config data

Issue

  • Navigating back, then forward, might causes loss of config data

  • Open Jenkins Global Configuration /configure, with the Chrome browser (Firefox does not show this problem).

  • Click the back button to navigate away from the config.

  • Click forward to go back to the config.

  • Some configuration like the Tool installers might be lost.

Environment

  • CloudBees Jenkins Enterprise
  • CloudBees Jenkins Operations Center
  • Jenkins

Resolution

Unfortunately, for the moment there is not a good workaround for this. Basically, JENKINS-18435 needs to be fixed.

You might want to use Job Config History plugin and do periodical backups of your Jenkins instance to get a quick recover in case you are facing this issue.

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