Upgrade from Bamboo Server to Bamboo Data Center

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If you're a current Bamboo Server customer looking to upgrade to Bamboo Data Center, this page will help you create a trial license and set up Data Center. There are several ways to get started with Bamboo Data Center, depending on your current setup.

If you’re installing Bamboo Data Center for the first time with no existing Bamboo Server data to migrate, check out how to install a Bamboo Data Center trial.

Set up Data Center

Things you should know about when setting up your Data Center:


It’s your Bamboo license that determines the type of Bamboo you have: Server or Data Center. Bamboo will auto-detect the license type when you enter your license key, and automatically unlock any license-specific features.

To upgrade from Bamboo Server to Bamboo Data Center, you will need a Data Center license. You can either purchase a full Data Center license or get a free trial license for 30 days. When your 30-day trial finishes, you’ll have the option to purchase a Data Center license and carry on using Bamboo Data Center without losing any data you’ve created during the trial. If you decide Bamboo Data Center is not for you, you can easily revert to your existing Server license.

Note that as of February 15, 2024 PT, your Server products will reach the end of support
Supported platforms

See our Supported platforms page for information on the database, Java, and operating systems you'll be able to use. These requirements are the same for Server and Data Center deployments.

App compatibility

Apps extend what your team can do with Atlassian products, so it's important to make sure that your team can still use their apps after migrating to Data Center. When you upgrade to Data Center, you'll be required to switch to the Data Center compatible version of your apps, if one is available.

See Evaluate apps for Data Center migration for more information.


To use Bamboo Data Center, you must:

To run Bamboo in a cluster, you must also:

  • Have a shared directory accessible to all cluster nodes in the same path (this will be your shared home directory). This must be a separate directory, and not located within the local home or install directory.

Upgrade to Data Center

Review and upgrade your apps

If you have any apps installed on your site, you'll need to upgrade to the Data Center app version, if one is available. To avoid any impact to your apps, we recommend you do this before you enter your Bamboo Data Center license key. Learn more about upgrading Server apps when you migrate to Data Center

Upgrade your Bamboo license

To upgrade from Bamboo Server to Bamboo Data Center:

  1. In the upper-right corner of the screen, select
    Administration bamboo administration icon
    > Overview.
  2. Under System, select License details.
  3. Enter your Bamboo Data Center license key.

  4. Select Save new license.

Data Center features such as cold standby high availability, build resiliency, and single sign-on will now be available.

For rate limiting to become available, restart your Bamboo server. For more information about rate limiting, go to Improving instance stability with rate limiting.

Set up your cluster

If your organization requires continuous uptime, scalability, and performance under heavy load, you'll want to run Bamboo Data Center in a cluster.

To find out more about clustering, including infrastructure requirements, see Clustering with Bamboo Data Center.

If you’re ready to set up your cluster now, head to Installing Bamboo Data Center.

Looking to upgrade all your Atlassian applications to Data Center? We’ve got you covered:

Considering moving to cloud? Plan your cloud migration.

Last modified on Feb 5, 2024

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