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Work with Java 8 and Java 11 in the same machine

I understand that Bamboo is still not compatible with Java 11. 

 

I have some software in my server that requires Java 11 to work, but I also have Bamboo in the same server. I know you can install both. Java 8 and Java 11 and keep them at the same time...

 

For the JAVA_HOME variable (Windows Server 2012), I see I can add multiple entries, but that won't necessarily mean that Bamboo will find the compatible one in the list?

 

It there a setup or arrangement I can do in my server so that Bamboo detects there's a Java 8 and uses it, and the other Software uses Java 11? (I can't edit anything in the other software, so the default pointers/variables must direct to Java 11 so that the other software detects it).

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i think you need to edit some config file, there are options to set envionment (i know from jira) you can set in config file where java_home which one to use, i think this way can be correct or looking for solution to set env for (bamboo user)

 

bamboo directory and files

https://confluence.atlassian.com/bamboo/locating-important-directories-and-files-289277247.html

 

plan B

found something maybe will helps

https://stackoverflow.com/questions/26993101/switching-between-different-jdk-versions-in-windows

There are some code block that said how to 

The set command only works for the current terminal. To permanently set a system or user environment variable you can use setx.

setx JAVA_HOME "C:\Program Files\Java\jdk1.7.0_72" /m

 

setx doc:

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-server/administration/windows-commands/setx

 

p.s. test it on stage before prod, and make backup copy of config files

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