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BitBucket Server: SpringMVC dispatcher [springMvc] could not be started on Ubuntu 16.04.1 LTS


I'm trying to install Bitbucket Server on a Ubuntu Server 16.04.1 LTS VM (VirtualBox) and I always get this error when I try to start the server:

A fatal error has occurred

The following problem occurred, which prevents Atlassian Bitbucket from starting:

  • SpringMVC dispatcher [springMvc] could not be started


I followed these steps as a potential solution, but it did not work:

I also reinstalled the package twice with no positive result.


Version: Bitbucket server 4.11.2

Beautiful logs:


Please note that my Ubuntu Server 16.04.1 LTS VM is vanilla. Apart from default upgrades, only OpenSSH was installed with Bitbucket server (+JRE +Git).

I would appreciate any help, thanks!


Edit: the top error seems to be : [spring-startup]  liquibase Could not release lock . How should I interpret that?

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Someone suggested me adjusting the number of cores of my VM from 1 to 2, which I did, but I still get the same error.

  • Changed the VM setting to 2 cores
  • Removed Bitbucket: $ sudo rm -R /opt/atlassian
  • Reinstalled the package (atlassian-bitbucket-4.11.2-x64.bin)
  • Started Bitbucket Server



Solved: 2 cores + 2048 mb ram solved it + full reinstall solved it



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