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Bamboo docker task - how to build image



I'm trying to build (and eventually run) a docker image in a task. I'm a bit confused with what needs to be given as the "Repository"? Is this where the image should be taken, or where the output (resulting image) will need to go?

I have a local directory containing my DockerFile, together with the files the it needs (requirements, etc). How can I access this directory? Is this what the subdirectory is meant for, and if so, will it work with the directory path or does this need to be copied into the bamboo root directory?

I'd appreciate any clarifications.


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edwin Rising Star Apr 22, 2019

Hi @Din Tamari ,

Repository is the name of the image you are building.

I have a local directory containing my DockerFile, together with the files the it needs (requirements, etc). How can I access this directory?

You'll use source control here.

For example Git.

In your local directory: run the following commands

  1. git init
  2. git add *
  3. git commit -m "Initial commit"

Next step would be to push the commit to a remote repository like Bitbucket, but you can work with a local repository.

In Bamboo

  1. Under Plan Configuration > Repositories
    1. Add your git path repository as URL
      1. /path/to/repo.git 
  2. Now under tasks
    1. Add a Source Code Checkout task
      1. Recommended to use Force Clean Build 
    2. Add Docker build task
      1. Specify a image name
      2. Choose: Use an existing Dockerfile located in the task's working directory

Hi @edwin

thanks for the response! I've followed your steps and have additionally:


1. Pushed the repo to github
2. Provided the ssh for accessing the github repo
3. Set up a docker capability for a new agent
--> For this, I created a new Agent with Docker capabilities and set the path to: C:/Program Files/Docker/Docker (I'm on windows).


When I try running the plan, I get the following error: Error occurred while running Task 'build docker image(2)' of type com.atlassian.bamboo.plugins.bamboo-docker-plugin:task.docker.cli. 


Do you have any idea what the problem could be?

Could it be due to the docker path I am providing? I've also tried setting it to: C:/Program\ Files/Docker/Docker and C:\Progra~1\Docker\Docker 


I've also tried using a basic docker example to see if worked, following the task configuration found here: and I am getting the same error message.


edwin Rising Star Apr 22, 2019

@Din Tamari 

Specify a path to the .exe file

C:\Program Files\Docker\docker.exe

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