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How do I run just a single stage of a build?

I originally asked the question on Stack Overflow, but I think I can get a better answer here. Here's the original question:

http://stackoverflow.com/questions/10459130/how-do-i-run-just-a-single-stage-in-my-bamboo-build

I have a bamboo build with 2 stages: Build&Test and Publish. The way bamboo works, if Build&Test fails, Publish is not run. This is usually the way that I want things.

However, sometimes, Build&Test will fail, but I still want Publish to run. Typically, this is a manual process where even though there is a failing test, I want to push a button so that I can just run the Publish stage.

In the past, I had two separate plans, but I want to keep them together as one. Is this possible?

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Short answer: no. If you want to run a stage, all prior stages have to finish successfully, sorry.

What you could do is to use the Quarantine functionality, but that involves re-running the failed job (in yet-unreleased Bamboo 4.1, you may have to press "Show more" on the build result screen to see the re-run button).

Another thing that could be helpful in such situation (but not for OP) is disabling jobs.

It looks like we are running Bamboo 3.4.4. So, I guess I would be best off moving back to my old situation where I had build&test and publish in separate plans. Thanks for your answer.

Or, upgrade to Bamboo 4.0 (just making sure you did not think that Quarantine is only available with 4.1).

Wish I could, but not my decision. :)

Thanks for the reply. Unfortunately, it wasn't what I wanted to hear. I split the two stages into separate plans with a parent/child dependency and it is working as I want again.

Can we add this functionality? This is pretty critical for our push towards Continuous Delivery. For instance, it would be great to use a Bamboo stage for deployments. If I have a Deploy stage, I can use it to deploy any build at any time for that product, and then I could leverage Bamboo's built-in logging and fail/success notifications.

Bamboo 5 may have what you want, Beta should be out soon: http://blogs.atlassian.com/2013/04/beta-program-atlassian-bamboo/

This functionality would also be great to have for testing. If I change only a later stage, I do not need to rerun all previous stages.

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