Bamboo 3.3 upgrade guide
The instructions on this page describe how to upgrade to Bamboo 3.3 from a previous version of Bamboo. For details on the Bamboo 3.3 release, see the Bamboo 3.3 release notes.
Please follow the Bamboo 3.3-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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The following upgrade notes are specific to Bamboo 3.3.
The changes to Bamboo to support the Multiple Repositories feature of Bamboo 3.3 require schema changes to the database. Bamboo will automatically migrate existing data to match these changes which may take some time. On our internal system with 1200 Plans with 250,000 build results took approximately 1.5 hours for the upgrade to complete on a 8 core 2ghz Xeon E5405 system with 768m of memory allocated to Bamboo.
Automatic Upgrade to new Remote Agent Bootstrap
- Remote Agents installed from a prior version of Bamboo will automatically attempt to upgrade to the new Bamboo 3.3 Remote Agent using the Bamboo 3.3 Agent Installer.
- The upgrade process may fail if the binary location of the Elastic Agent is not writable or is not running within the provided wrapper. If the upgrade fails, simply reinstall the agent using the Bamboo 3.3 Agent Installer.
Changes to the Agent Installer
- Bamboo now includes all the binaries necessary to run a Remote Agent inside the Agent Installer package that can be downloaded from the Agents administration page to reduce startup times.
- When the server version changes (e.g. upgrading to a new major or minor release), Bamboo will fetch the new binaries from the Bamboo server and cache them on the Remote Agent file system.
Upgrading from Bamboo 3.2 to 3.3
To upgrade to Bamboo 3.2, following the appropriate instructions below:
- Follow the instructions in the Bamboo upgrade guide.
- If you've customized Amazon EC2 images to work with Bamboo, see Creating a Custom Elastic Image.
Upgrading from Bamboo prior to 3.1
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 3.2
- If you are using Bamboo with Crowd, follow the instructions in Upgrading Bamboo with Crowd to Bamboo 3.2.
- If you've been using Amazon EC2 images with you custom EBS, see Updating EBSes created for Fedora to support Amazon Linux
Notes for upgrading from Bamboo 2.6.x
- You will need to upgrade to Bamboo 2.7.4 before upgrading to Bamboo 3.3. If you are not running Bamboo 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.
Notes for upgrading from Bamboo 2.5 or earlier
- 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.
Notes for upgrading from a version of Bamboo prior to 2.0
- If you are upgrading from a version of Bamboo prior to 2.0, you must upgrade toBamboo 2.0.6 first before upgrading to Bamboo 2.6. Please read the Bamboo 2.0 upgrade guide for important upgrade instructions for upgrading from earlier versions of Bamboo.
Developing for Bamboo 3.3
If you are a Bamboo plugin developer, please refer to our Changes for Bamboo 3.3 guide, which outlines changes in Bamboo 3.3 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 3.3 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.