SCP Task not working in Bamboo

Hi there,

I've got an SCP task set up to copy some files from the Bamboo build server to another server machine. I can connect to the destination server, using any type of SFTP program (WINSCP) and manually xfer a file, but when I do it via Bamboo in a plan, via the SCP Task, it doesn't xfer the file. It also does not give me any errors. The build completes successfully and the task starts and ends within a second or 2 of it starting, but no files are copied. I can't seem to find out why this is happening. Any ideas/help please?

8 answers

Are you using the full path and not a ~ for the remote? are you sure the source dir has the file?

What method are you using for authentication?

Hi Eddie, Thanks for your response.

I'm using the full path in the local path section.


and the file is there in the above directory.

Method for authentication is password. This is also correct otherwise it would have given me a connection error.

I have also tried C:\inetpub\wwwroot\*.txt - no difference

The remote path is:


But I have tried \wwwroot\ , \wwwroot/ , /wwwroot , \wwwroot , etc to no avail.

What OS is the remote machine? What OS is the bamboo agent running on?

It is very unlikely that a windows (assuming IIS based on folder name) machine has root folder /wwwroot. It is likely this folder is under c:/Inetpub/wwwroot on both machines.

Both are Windows Server 2008 R2

The /wwwroot is the virtual name which is putting to the physical path of c:\inetpub\wwwroot on the remote machine.

Also, if I use a SFTP program, such as WinSCP, I can manually xfer the file to the /wwwroot folder (virtual name) with no issues. It's only via the bamboo SCP task that it does not copy across???

Thanks for your suggestions though.

Have you all found a solution for this. I am having the same problem

Hello Marcus,

What is your version of Bamboo? and what version of "Bamboo SCP and SSH Tasks" plugin are you using? (You can check this by navigating to Bamboo Administration - > Manage Add-ons - > Show System Add-ons).

If you are not running Bamboo 5.3 and it's possible for you to upgrade your Bamboo instance to the latest version, please upgrade and check if the problem persists.

We experienced issues with the SCP task plugin in previous versions that are resolved now. If you continue to experience the same problem or if upgrade is not an option for you please open a support ticket at

Thank you.



I am using the latest version of Bamboo already (5.3) and for the SCP plugin, i am using 5.0.8. build runs as successfully but no files are transfering

I do have my instance of Bamboo on a Windows server and I am deploying to my linux server. but that should be a problem

Hi Marcus,

In that case we need to look at the log files. Please open a Bamboo support ticket at https://support.atlassian.comand attach your bamboo logs from under <bamboo-home>/logs.

Thank you.



Has this been fixed in the meantime? I am Experiencing the same problem. Our Bamboo Version is 5.10.3. 

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