It definitely seems achievable however, when I was doing a search for whether there are known issues with this, I found an article suggesting that Bamboo requires the connected JIRA instances to have no duplicate project keys.
After checking, we have 20 duplicate project keys in our instances and it's going to be a decently significant hassle to resolve this, as such, I wanted to know if this is a real issue and also, why doesn't Bamboo validate connected instances like the other apps (which seems to be qualification of what instance it wants to talk to first before trying to interact).
Thanks for your help!
Hi @Matt Martin,
Don't link a Bamboo instance with two different Jira instances.
Although the linking feature works when Bamboo is connected to two Jira instances, this configuration will create confusion for your team.
As you already noticed from other threads there are some issues here related to projects with the same key.
Let's think in the following example:
If you create a commit where the message has the issue "AAA-1, YYY-2, and BBB-1", this is what you will get from Bamboo:
From Jira A you will see:
From Jira B you will see:
The example above is just to confirm that if you want this configuration you should never have the same project key in both Jira instances. As you know this is not an easy task and may create some confusion. I believe the best approach here is to have two distinct Bamboo instances, one connected to each Jira.
To provide the information above I've run some tests on Bamboo 6.8.x connected to Jira 8.0.x.
This is one issue already open to reporting improvements in this area: [BAM-18727] Improve the way we generate links between Jira issues and build results.
I hope that helps to clarify this scenario.
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