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The instructions on this page describe how to upgrade to Bamboo 3.4 from a previous version of Bamboo. For details on the Bamboo 3.4 release, see the Bamboo 3.4 Release Notes.

Please follow the Bamboo 3.4-specific instructions on this page, in addition to the upgrade instructions in the Bamboo generic upgrade guide.

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

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Upgrade Notes

The following upgrade notes are specific to Bamboo 3.4.

  • EC2 Security - when using Elastic Bamboo it's no longer necessary to open any inbound ports to your Bamboo Server instance. To increase security of your server, please remove any firewall exceptions you may have added.
  • EC2 Security Groups - if you've customised the security groups for Bamboo by removing ingress rules, note that as of Bamboo 3.4, Bamboo will keep the security group synchronised with its default settting - i.e. you will not be able to remove SSH, RDP and Bamboo tunnel ingress rules from the security group definition. You will still be able to add new ingress rules and your existing rules will be kept.
  • Improved Git support - to use the improved Git support, configure a Git capability on the agent. If you don't have a native Git client installed on your agent, Bamboo will automatically fall back to its embedded Git implementation.
  • Bamboo WAR instances installed in Tomcat - after running the upgrade process, make sure you will apply the recommendations from this KB article.

Upgrading from Bamboo 3.3 to 3.4

To upgrade to Bamboo 3.4, following the appropriate instructions below:

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

Upgrading from Bamboo prior to 3.3

In addition to the notes below, please read the Upgrade Guide for every version you are skipping during the upgrade. The complete list of Upgrade Guides is available here.

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 3.4. If you are using a version of Bamboo earlier than 2.6.3, we recommend that you upgrade to it 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 (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 3.4

If you are a Bamboo plugin developer, please refer to our Changes for Bamboo 3.4 guide, which outlines changes in Bamboo 3.4 that may affect Bamboo plugins compiled for Bamboo version 3.1.x or earlier.

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.

2 Comments

  1. Another case where Changes for Bamboo 3.4 (see 3.2->3.3 upgrade guides) brings up nothing. Three upgrade documents with this (including the Atlassian Developers site that have no documentation for the changes) seems a bit excessive.

    1. After filing a support ticket, upgrade guides for 3.2, 3.3, and 3.4 have been made accessible.