Bamboo build plan fails to start with RepositoryDefinitionException: Task failed since repository with id does not exist

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Bamboo plan fails to start with RepositoryDefinitionException: Task failed since repository with id does not exist


A stack trace similar to the following is found in the UI / error log after starting the plan:

com.atlassian.bamboo.repository.RepositoryDefinitionException: Task failed since repository with id 55836790 does not exist. It may have been deleted, please update the task and pick a new repository
at com.atlassian.bamboo.repository.RepositoryFunctions$IdSelectorToRepositoryDefinition.apply(


An unknown exception has caused the task definition to come out of sync with the repository definition. 

Workaround 1

Remove and re-add the Source code checkout task for the plan in question.

Workaround 2

Re-save the repository settings used by the Source code checkout task, by editing the title for example.

Last modified on May 31, 2022

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