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Bamboo Backup Location

How do you change the backup location for Bamboo? When I look at the bamboo.cfg.xml, it shows a network path, but it does not back up to the network path.

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Can you please paste the part of your $BAMBOO_HOME/bamboo.cfg.xml? Also I think that Bamboo server logs should reveal the location of export file after export was completed.

If you want to change the location of export you need to:

  • stop Bamboo
  • edit $BAMBOO_HOME/bamboo.cfg.xml
  • start Bamboo

If Bamboo doesn't pick up that change then please contact our Support.

So far, this suggestion, and others, have not worked for me.

I have recently completed a Bamboo (v5.12.3.1) migration from Windows Server to Ubuntu 16. When I review the Scheduled backups settings I see the Backups path is set to 'D:\backups\Bamboo' (which is of course the old Windows setting and is now obsolete for Ubuntu).

This field cannot however, be edited directly (there was a security warning regarding this some time ago). There are instructions for setting a switch - bamboo.paths.set.allowed=true - to allow editing of this field ( These instructions link to another page which in turn links to yet another page

I have modified the $BAMBOO_INSTALL/current/bin/ file as per the instructions on the last two links - JVM_SUPPORT_RECOMMENDED_ARGS="bamboo.paths.set.allowed=true" - and have restarted the service. But, I am still unable to edit the Backups path field.

I am running Bamboo as a service on Ubuntu with a file in init.d to start/stop it.

I have checked $BAMBOO_HOME/bamboo.fcg.xml and can confirm that it contains the line:

<property name="daily.backup.dir">${bambooHome}/backups</property>

What else do I need to do to change this setting from D:\backups\Bamboo to /var/atlassian/application-data/bamboo/backups?

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