Configuring live logs transmission

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Bamboo transmits logs from agents to the server by default. Excessive logging is known to cause serious performance problems, including build result processing timing out, turning build grey. Since Bamboo 7.1, it is possible to turn live log transmission off.

In Bamboo, live logs are enabled by default. When you disable live logs transmission the following happens:

  • Build logs are transmitted from an agent only if the build logs page is visible. If the page is closed or ignored, the agent will stop transmitting logs after 30s.
  • Build logs are not immediately persisted to the disk on Bamboo server. When the build ends, the build logs are transferred using the same method that is used for transferring artifacts between remote agents and Bamboo server.
  • Build logs are still persisted to the disk on the agent. If an agent fails to complete the build for any reason, the logs won't be transmitted and they will be available only on the agent file system. Bamboo will not retry to transmit the logs.

  • While the build is in progress, the build logs can have gaps.
  • Logs are not available for downloading while the build is in progress.

To disable live logs transmission

  1. From the top navigation bar select cogwheel icon > Plans > Build monitoring.
  2. Clear the Transmit logs live for all builds and deployments checkbox.   

Build monitoring section

Last modified on Aug 17, 2021

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