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Why won't Bamboo scan for specs?


I've followed all the instructions from the Atlassian wiki for creating a Bamboo Specs repo (using Java specs). I can test and publish locally, but when I set up the repo as a Specs Repo, I only ever see "This repository was never scanned". When I click the Scan button, a message comes up saying that scanning started, but then nothing happens, and I don't see any conclusive errors in the logs. I tried using Docker, and not using Docker. I do have Docker installed on the machine instance (we're running in AWS), but don't see any images listed when I run the "docker images" command over SSH.

I'm not sure what further steps I should take to troubleshoot this. I've already tried all the suggestions in the first item of

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Do you have bamboo-specs folder in a root of your repository?

Here's a screenshot of what the project looks like:


Should "src" be named "bamboo-specs"? I created the project with the Maven Archetype the way the tutorial had me do.

This is my pom.xml's contents (sorry, pasting stripped indentation):

<project xmlns="" xmlns:xsi=""




<!-- Test dependencies -->

<!-- run 'mvn test' to perform offline validation of the plan -->
<!-- run 'mvn -Ppublish-specs' to upload the plan to your Bamboo server -->

All content of your repo root should be at bamboo-specs folder

| \java
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Oh... ok. I'll give that a shot. Is that documented and I just missed it? If so, can you please point me there to make sure I didn't miss anything else?

Note: You must create Bamboo Specs in the bamboo-specs directory, under the repository root.

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It is important to notice that the java file should be at the root folder with the rest of the content inside bamboo-specs. Don't create bamboo-specs with the java specs in it and then have separate folders.


@Alexey Chystoprudov For 6.8 the error logs and success logs are empty.

@Dov Frankel Did you ever figure this out? I'm having the same issue and I can't find any Atlassian documentation that discusses the naming conventions for spec files and how the scan process locates them.

Yes, if you look at the accepted answer thread, you'll see the whole project needs to be inside a `bamboo-specs` directory. That's the piece I was missing.

Thanks. I'm not sure how I missed that.

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