Exporting data for backup
The instructions on this page describe how to export Bamboo data for backup.
Before you begin:
- Bamboo will be unavailable while the backup process completes. The export itself may take a long time to complete, depending on the number of builds and tests. We recommend running your backups at a time of day or night when usage is low.
- Backups may require large amounts of disk space, depending on the number of builds and tests. Please make sure you have enough disk space in your desired backup location before proceeding.
- Bamboo will not export if plans are currently being built.
- User management settings for Bamboo will be saved as part of the export. For information on user management in Bamboo, see Connecting to external user directories.
- Export Directory Path setting: Bamboo restricts the editing of certain file path settings for security reasons (see Bamboo Security Advisory 2010-05-04). If you must configure Bamboo to permit modification to its file path settings, start Bamboo with the system property
bamboo.paths.set.allowed=true. The procedure for configuring a Bamboo system property is described on Configuring system properties.
Once you have configured your file path setting, we recommend removing or disabling the
bamboo.paths.set.allowedsystem property and restarting Bamboo. If your Bamboo instance is accessible to anyone outside your organisation, then this will minimise the risk of Bamboo being compromised by security-related attacks.
To export data for backup:
- Click the icon in the Bamboo header and choose Overview.
- Click Export in the left navigation column (under 'System').
Complete the following settings:
Export Directory Path This can be configured – see the note above. File Name Edit the default name of the file to which Bamboo will export, if necessary. Export Results Clear this to export only the plan configurations. Export Artifacts Select to have Bamboo export build artifacts. Export Build Logs Select to have Bamboo export build logs.
- Click the Export. Bamboo creates the export file in the location shown for Export Directory Path.
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