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bootstrap - health check failed

Dear support, 

we switched from Bamboo 6.10.10 to 8.2.1. 

After restart I of 8.2.1 we get the message
"bootstrap - Bamboo bootstrap failed: Your Bamboo instance could not start because health check failed. "

Therefore we need some help. Which further information you need? 

Best regards

Stefan Haus

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Hello @Stefan Haus

Welcome to Atlassian Community!

As you are upgrading from an old Bamboo release, your issue appears to be related to the licence. Can you confirm if your Bamboo licence is valid and active?

Bamboo releases from 7.0 have an extra licence validation code that prevents upgrades when using a licence that expired before the new version was released.

In case you have questions related to your licence, please don't post any private information here, instead, get in touch with


Eduardo Alvarenga
Atlassian Support APAC

Dear Eduardo Alvarenga,

yes I can confirm, your Bamboo licence is valid and active.
Would you please tell me to whom I should send this informatioen on Atlassian side to get the extra license code to run Bamboo 8.2.1?
Because the info I send to you was send using

Stefan Haus

Hello @Stefan Haus,

You need to raise a ticket on so we can continue with the support. In the case description, please provide more details on your issue and also mention this Community question to ease the understanding.

Do not post any private information here as this is a public forum.


Eduardo Alvarenga
Atlassian Support APAC

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