I think Ulrika is thinking about some way to hide old plans/projects behind an extra step. So they aren't directly visible on the dashboard, but also not completely removed from the dashboard. A way to keep old plans/projects around for any useful examples one might want to reuse, but not in the same dashboard as active projects.
Ex: we have a bunch of projects with very simple deployment schemes where we just push the git somewhere, but we also have an old project where we did some artifact juggling and rsync-ing and so on. We don't add/change plans very often, so by the time we might need to do a similar setup, we'd need to rethink how to do it or follow such an example.
Similar thing in Bitbucket. We have a bunch of projects that aren't active anymore, but there's no way to archive them in case we want to check how we solved a particular issue. We had to resort to renaming those Bitbucket projects so that they are always at the bottom.
As I understand you need to keep all builds, old plans, deploys and artifacts, so I suppose Configuring global expiry is not an option for you - is that correct?
Bamboo doesn't have any built-in ways of archiving old projects, build results, plans, artifact etc, however I don't see why you couldn't just create a zip file of the corresponding folders on disk and store them away - after that you could run the expiry of individual plans (see Configuring build results expiry for a plan) to have Bamboo delete the artifacts on disk.
Is that something feasible that would address your needs?
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