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Start Bamboo on system load

Actually it doesn't work. Even Bamboo starts I have always the same error

Bamboo bootstrap failed: Could not make directory ~/atlassian-bamboo-6.7.2

I can change the directory permissions to whatever permitted but nothing changes. The error stays the same.

Also I can see the errors log: ~/atlassian-bamboo-6.7.2/logs/js-atlassian-bamboo.log (No such file or directory)

at Method)



at org.apache.log4j.FileAppender.setFile(

at org.apache.log4j.RollingFileAppender.setFile(

at org.apache.log4j.FileAppender.activateOptions(

at org.apache.log4j.config.PropertySetter.activate(

at org.apache.log4j.config.PropertySetter.setProperties(

at org.apache.log4j.config.PropertySetter.setProperties(

at org.apache.log4j.PropertyConfigurator.parseAppender(

at org.apache.log4j.PropertyConfigurator.parseCategory(

at org.apache.log4j.PropertyConfigurator.parseCatsAndRenderers(

at org.apache.log4j.PropertyConfigurator.doConfigure(

at org.apache.log4j.PropertyConfigurator.doConfigure(

at org.apache.log4j.helpers.OptionConverter.selectAndConfigure(

at org.apache.log4j.LogManager.<clinit>(

at org.apache.log4j.Logger.getLogger(

at com.atlassian.bamboo.setup.BootstrapLoaderListener.<clinit>(

at sun.reflect.NativeConstructorAccessorImpl.newInstance0(Native Method)

at sun.reflect.NativeConstructorAccessorImpl.newInstance(

at sun.reflect.DelegatingConstructorAccessorImpl.newInstance(

at java.lang.reflect.Constructor.newInstance(

at org.apache.catalina.core.DefaultInstanceManager.newInstance(

at org.apache.catalina.core.StandardContext.listenerStart(

at org.apache.catalina.core.StandardContext.startInternal(

at org.apache.catalina.util.LifecycleBase.start(

at org.apache.catalina.core.ContainerBase$

at org.apache.catalina.core.ContainerBase$


at java.util.concurrent.ThreadPoolExecutor.runWorker(

at java.util.concurrent.ThreadPoolExecutor$


22-Mar-2019 19:01:19.071 INFO [main] org.apache.coyote.AbstractProtocol.start Starting ProtocolHandler ["http-nio-8085"]

22-Mar-2019 19:01:19.187 INFO [main] org.apache.catalina.startup.Catalina.start Server startup in 47664 ms


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Charlie Misonne
Community Leader
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Mar 22, 2019

Hi Ilya

How are you starting bamboo? With the built-in script in de installation directory, a service script, a custom script, ... ?

And which user is starting Bamboo?

The path to that file starts with the home directory notation (~/), any reason you use that? This means the process will look at the files in the home directory of the user.
Try using the absolute path starting from the root of the server.

I mean I use the tutorial meaning that .plist file and launchctl command using the same way file. The directory is rather unusual and is kept from some earlier installation and it's a sub-directory of a user directory, i. e. ~/~/atlassian-bamboo-6.7.2/ I mean it's a data directory but not an installation directory.

And which user is starting Bamboo?

Do you mean a login or something else? 

The .plist file uses an absolute path for file. No idea where else I can use some absolute path.

No suggestions at all? If so, how Bamboo can work properly somewhere else?

Victor Debone
Atlassian Team
Atlassian Team members are employees working across the company in a wide variety of roles.
Apr 02, 2019

Hello @Ilya81

In the tutorial you have pointed to, it asks you to set both username:


and path:


 From your error log it seems that you have a path set to a user home directory, which could not exist or simply have no permission to create a repository.

Also, you've mentioned the path `~/~/atlassian-bamboo-6.7.2/`, which would resolve to `/home/<username>/~/atlassian-bamboo-6.7.2/` and also could be causing issues during startup.

Does any of these points help you? :)


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