Publishing artifacts not working

I've been struggling to get artifact publishing working, so I've configured the most simple test case that I can come up with and still getting no results.

The plan has a single job in it, with the following script:

if [ ! -d "artifacts" ] ; then
  mkdir artifacts
echo "This is a test" > artifacts/test1.txt
echo "This is a different test" > test2.txt

The artifact definition for this job is the following:

Name: Retrieve test file


Copy pattern: *.txt

(I've also tried location = 'artifacts', I've tried copy pattern = '*', '**/*.txt', 'test2.txt', 'artifacts/test1.txt' and other variations)

I've verified, via SSH, that both files are created and are both readable by all users.

In each case, the result has been the log message 'Unable to publish artifact'.

Am I doing something wrong or is this a bug in Bamboo?


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Hello @Davo Smith,

I just tried your scenario on Bamboo 5.9.9 and it works as expected. If you leave Location empty and copy pattern is *.txt then Bamboo publishes only text2.txt file.

You can find your artifacts at Artifacts tab of Build resultartifacts_retrieve.png

If you have issues with Bamboo, please create request at and our Support Engineers will be glad to help you


Hi Alexey - thanks for getting back to me.

As it happens, I opened a support ticket a couple of days after I posted here ( ) and it turned out to be a file permissions bug in the instance, which one of the support engineers was able to fix for me.

I'll mark your answer as correct as contacting support was the right answer.

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