We need to move our database to a different DB server, from a SQLServer 2005 to SQLServer 2008. Do we need to completely re-install Bamboo, or can we simply install a copy of the database on the new server and point Bamboo to the new location ?
1) I would recommend Exporting your Bamboo instance, installing a new Bamboo instance with separate BAMBOO_INSTALL, BAMBOO_HOME, and new DB and during the Setup Wizard (Step 5) point to the exported backup to import that into the new Bamboo (which uses the new DB).
2)Alternatively, you can shut down Bamboo, manually transfer the DB from SQLServer 2005 to SQL Server 2008 and change the DB credentials from the BambooHome/bamboo.cfg.xml file to point to the new location. Start Bamboo, and it should use the new DB.
Thank you Armen.
I was trying to avoid the complexity of 1) but decided to do it anyway because the official migration instructions at https://confluence.atlassian.com/display/BAMBOO/Moving+your+Bamboo+data+to+a+different+database do not mention 2).
To save time for others, it would be nice if the official instructions mentioned your good advice.
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