After editing bamboo.cfg.xml Bamboo won't start up

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After making changes to bamboo.cfg.xml and restarting Bamboo, you won't be able to log in and UI will show the following:

The following stack trace appears in the atlassian-bamboo.log:

2015-05-16 14:37:52,756 FATAL [localhost-startStop-1] [BootstrapLoaderListener] An error was encountered while bootstrapping Bamboo (see below): 
	at org.apache.activemq.util.URISupport.createQueryString(
	at com.atlassian.bamboo.setup.BrokerURIUtils.reconstructCompositeUri(
	at com.atlassian.bamboo.setup.BrokerURIUtils.decorateBrokerURI(
	at com.atlassian.bamboo.setup.DefaultBootstrapManager.getBrokerClientURI(
	at com.atlassian.bamboo.setup.DefaultBootstrapManager.afterConfigurationLoaded(
	at com.atlassian.config.bootstrap.DefaultAtlassianBootstrapManager.init(
	at com.atlassian.bamboo.setup.BootstrapLoaderListener.contextInitialized(
	at org.apache.catalina.core.StandardContext.listenerStart(
	at org.apache.catalina.core.StandardContext.startInternal(
	at org.apache.catalina.util.LifecycleBase.start(
	at org.apache.catalina.core.ContainerBase$
	at org.apache.catalina.core.ContainerBase$
	at java.util.concurrent.FutureTask$Sync.innerRun(
	at java.util.concurrent.ThreadPoolExecutor.runWorker(
	at java.util.concurrent.ThreadPoolExecutor$



The stack trace above means that you've configured an incorrect value for the parameter below on your bamboo.cfg.xml

<property name="">failover:(tcp://;maxReconnectAttempts=10</property>



  • Stop your Bamboo instance and use one of the methods below to restore this parameter:
    • If you made a backup of your bamboo.cfg.xml prior to editing, we suggest you restore your previous configuration in order to get your Bamboo instance up and running.
    • If you don't have a backup, you could inspect your remote agents' old logs: they should contain the right value you had previously configured for the parameter
  • Whatever way you chose to configure this parameter correctly, restart your application to get it up and running.

Last modified on Mar 30, 2016

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