Cloning a Bamboo instance
You can clone an existing Bamboo instance by getting a new Bamboo instance in the same version and using the setup of the existing one.
Alternative cloning scenario
If your current instance has grown too large and export/import does not work, you can still clone your instance by using an alternative backup and restore strategy.
The approach is to clone the
<bamboo-home> content and make it available to the new Bamboo instance:
- Stop the original Bamboo instance.
Create a backup:
Compress the original
<bamboo-home>directory into a .zip file. The embedded database is included in the directory.
- Compress the original
<bamboo-home>directory into a .zip file.
- Create a database backup with the native tools.
You can reduce the size of a compressed
<bamboo-production-home>file by deleting the
xml-data/build-dirdirectory that contains working copies of the checked-out sources.
For more information about migrating databases, see Move data to a different database.
- Compress the original
- Restart the original Bamboo instance.
Install the same version of Bamboo on the new server.If you are cloning a Bamboo instance on the same server, make sure that the new Bamboo instance doesn't have the same
<bamboo-install>installation path as the original Bamboo instance.
- Transfer the compressed original
<bamboo-home>directory to the new server where you installed the new Bamboo instance.
- Replace the content of the new
<bamboo-home>directory with the unzipped
On the new server, in the new
<bamboo-install>directory, go to
webapp/WEB-INF/classes/and open the
If you are cloning a Bamboo instance on the same server, make sure that the new Bamboo instance doesn't have the same
<bamboo-home>path as the original Bamboo instance.
- (External DB only) Create a new database for the cloned instance and import the external database backup.
In the new
and change the server names/IP addresses according to the new location.
(External DB only) Go to the new
<bamboo-home>directory, open the
bamboo.cfg.xmlfile, and enter the new database connection details and credentials.
Before starting Bamboo, depending on your motivation for cloning, you may also want to ensure any customizations that were made in the previous Bamboo instance's installation directory are also copied to the clone. Examples of customizations include proxy settings, additional JVM arguments and JVM memory allocation tweaks. These customizations most commonly exist in:
- Start the new Bamboo instance.
- (Optional) You can upgrade the new Bamboo instance.
- If the new server has different locations for:
- Msbuild tools