To rename a Concourse job and retain history, you can use the
jobs: - name: build-8-jdk-centos old_name: 8-jdk-centos
Once you’ve fly’d the pipeline with the new and old_name attributes you can remove old_name and fly it again, it’s no longer needed.
A good reason to rename a job would be because of recent concourse deprecations with valid identifiers. Our existing job started with a number, which will stop being allowed in a future Concourse version.
DEPRECATION WARNING: jobs.8-jdk-centos: '8-jdk-centos' is not a valid identifier: must start with a lowercase letter