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scp task supported in YAML specs?

Dear Support

We would like to use the scp task in our YAML specs setup.

If we export a current bamboo plan to YAML specs, we see the scp task part code like this:

- scp:
host: ${bamboo.repos.server}
name: Linux - example.tar.gz
source-plan: BRC-example
destination-path: /data/example
username: example-user
password: example-password
description: Copy Tar.gz File to Remote Location


However if we want to setup a yaml repository with the scp task again in our bamboo server(followed this tutorial:

we are getting the following error message:

Bamboo YAML import failed: Document structure is incorrect: Linux Install / tasks / [1]: Unknown task type scp

Could it be possible that the scp task is not "supported" yet in the yaml specs code? Or somehow the linked specs repository does not recognize the scp task.

2 answers

It seems that the value of source-plan in artifact was not defined correctly.

source-plan: BRC-example
 now it is working properly with defining the correct value of the source-plan.

I used ${bamboo.planKey} before, but it seems that this value is not supported yet in source-plan of the artifact

so the question that remains, how can the ${bamboo.planKey}  or any other variable be used in the source-plan parameter of the artifact ?

- scp:
name: Linux - example.tar.gz
source-plan: BRC-example

 the source-plan only accepts hard-coded value's.

It's not possible I'm afraid. At UI we use dropdown with plans available for plan admin which doesn't fit free text field required for variable definition.

Can you please describe your use case when runtime value of variable should be used for task to reference artifact.

We have a lot of Bamboo plans in the same project which requires almost the same tasks.

The only main difference between those bamboo plans is the plan-key and plan-name.

An example how a bamboo yaml spec files looks like from a specific bamboo plan:

version: 2
project-key: HPC
key: BTPMC
name: BCS.testpackage Master Container

- BCS.testpackage Master:
scope: global

#Stages in plan
- Build:
description: Builds and tests the Package
manual: false
final: false
- Linux Build Master
- Linux Install:
manual: true
final: false
- Linux Install

package-name: BCS.testpackage
bamboo-password: !include 'vars/bamboo-pw.yaml'
destination-path: /data/repos/R/src/contrib/4.0
project-key-plan: HPC-BTPMC
Linux Build Master: !include 'jobs/linux-build-master.yaml'
Linux Install: !include 'jobs/linux-install.yaml'



So we would like to consolidate the Linux Build Master and Linux Install stage.

All those stages are the same between those bamboo plans, so it would be handy if ${bamboo.planKey} can work in the source-plan in the artifact. Obviously the planKey is different between the several bamboo plan, so we would like to avoid to duplicate all those stages with a hard-coded plan-key values

0 votes

What's your Bamboo version?

Bamboo version 8.1.9 build 80117 - 22 Jul 22

Let me check if I can reproduce it locally and get back to you today

I was not able to reproduce issue with Bamboo 8.1.9 and given Yaml specs file

version: 2
project-key: TEST
key: SCP
name: SCP Specs
- Default Stage:
manual: false
final: false
- Default Job
Default Job:
key: JOB1
- scp:
host: localhost
local-path: '*.txt'
destination-path: /
username: admin
password: BAMSCRT@0@0@Eb9vSe09uLtSdaMz8X/FrA==
artifact-subscriptions: []
triggers: []
create: manually
delete: never

Please report issue to to get help from Support engineers

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