Bamboo 4.3 upgrade guide

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The instructions on this page describe how to upgrade to Bamboo 4.3 from a previous version of Bamboo. For details on the Bamboo 4.3 release, see the Bamboo 4.3 release notes.

Please follow the Bamboo 4.3-specific instructions on this page, in addition to the upgrade instructions in the Bamboo upgrade guide.

Please read the Supported platforms page for the full list of supported platforms for Bamboo.

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Upgrade notes

MySQL database driver removed due to licensing restrictions

The JDBC drivers for MySQL Enterprise Server are no longer bundled with Bamboo (due to licensing restrictions). You need to download and install the driver yourself.

  1. Download the MySQL Connector/J JDBC driver from the download site.
  2. Expand the downloaded zip/tar.gz file.
  3. Copy the mysql-connector-java-5.1.XX-bin.jar file from the extracted directory to the <Bamboo installation directory>/lib directory (create the lib/ directory if it doesn't already exist).
  4. Stop Bamboo, on Windows, Linux or Mac.
  5. Restart Bamboo, on Windows, Linux or Mac.

Changes to installation

The zip, tgz and tar.gz standalone distributions will now expand with a directory called atlassian-bamboo-X.Y instead of Bamboo (e.g. this releases directory would be called atlassian-bamboo-4.3).

If you automate your upgrade process you will need to make changes to that process to take this change into account.

Dashboard pagination size

By default the Bamboo Dashboard will only show up to 50 plans at any one time to improve performance of systems that have hundreds or thousands of plans.

If the page size is too small, you can change this limit by navigating to Administration -> System -> General Configuration and changing the Default Page Size.

Upgrading from Bamboo 4.2 to 4.3

To upgrade to Bamboo 4.2, following the appropriate instructions below:

We strongly recommend that you back up your Bamboo instance and database before upgrading, as described in the Bamboo upgrade guide.

Upgrading from Bamboo prior to 4.1

In addition to the notes below, please read the upgrade guide for every version you are skipping during the upgrade. 

Notes for upgrading from Bamboo 4.0

  • Bamboo's deprecated Remote API has been removed. If you are using this API, migrate to the Bamboo REST API.
  • There are no major schema upgrade tasks that may cause the Bamboo upgrade from 3.4 to 4.0 to take an extended amount of time.
  • If you are using Elastic Bamboo, we've upgraded JDK6, Grails 1.2, Grails 1.3 and Maven 3 to the latest minor releases on the stock images. Additionally, we've added Grails 2.0 to the image. See here for a complete list of elastic image contents.

Notes for upgrading from Bamboo 3.2

Notes for upgrading from a version of Bamboo prior to 2.7.4

  • You will need to upgrade to Bamboo 2.7.4 before upgrading to Bamboo 4.3. If you are using a version of Bamboo earlier than 2.6.3, we recommend that you upgrade to 2.6.3 before upgrading to Bamboo 2.7.4. Bamboo 2.6.3 can be downloaded from the Bamboo Archived Downloads page. Bamboo 2.7.x introduces a number of significant and irreversible changes, so a phased upgrade is recommended. Please see the Bamboo 2.7.x upgrade guide for more details.
  • You will need to set aside time, as described in the Bamboo 2.7.x upgrade guide, for Bamboo to migrate existing Plans to the new Plan structure in Bamboo 2.7.4.
  • If you are upgrading from Bamboo 2.5 or earlier, you will need to set aside time, as described in the Bamboo 2.6 upgrade guide for Bamboo to migrate its test result data (stored in XML files on the filesystem) into the database.
  • If you are upgrading from a version of Bamboo prior to 2.0, you must upgrade to Bamboo 2.0.6 first before upgrading to Bamboo 2.6.3 ( and then 2.7.4). Please read the Bamboo 2.0 upgrade guide for important upgrade instructions for upgrading from earlier versions of Bamboo.

Developing for Bamboo 4.3

If you are a Bamboo plugin developer, please refer to our Changes for Bamboo 4.3 guide, which outlines changes in Bamboo 4.3 that may affect Bamboo plugins compiled for earlier versions of Bamboo.

Checking for known issues and troubleshooting the Bamboo upgrade

If something is not working correctly after you have completed the steps above to upgrade your Bamboo installation, please check for known Bamboo issues and try troubleshooting your upgrade as described below:

  • Check for known issues. Sometimes we find out about a problem with the latest version of Bamboo after we have released the software. In such cases we publish information about the known issues in the Bamboo Knowledge Base. Please check the Bamboo Known Issues in the Bamboo Knowledge Base and follow the instructions to apply any necessary patches if necessary.
  • Did you encounter a problem during the Bamboo upgrade? Please refer to the guide to troubleshooting upgrades in the Bamboo Knowledge Base.
  • If you encounter a problem during the upgrade and cannot solve it, please create a support ticket and one of our support engineers will help you.
Last modified on Dec 21, 2022

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