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A branch with this name already exists

If creating a new branch that happens to have the same name as a branch that was deleted, the error "A branch with this name already exists." I've already waited nearly a week so I can't imagine there's a caching issue going on.

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You might want to raise a support ticket with Atlassian at support.atlassian.com.

Will do, thank you. (Perhaps that might be the answer if you want me to accept it smile)

I am not going to sweat on it but I have made it answer smile

I am still having this issue, not able to create a new branch with the same name that I deleted. last week

I had the same issue just now.

Although what i noticed is that even the message "branch already exists with the same name" is displayed, branch is created in git underneath. 
I tried to to fetch in git console and the branch showed up in the list.

In order for branch to show up in BitBucket, i did an empty commit with a push and branch also showed up in BitBucket UI.

Branch names are case insensitive. Maybe there is another branch with the same name with different case?

Afraid not.

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