Bitbucket doesnt start with "Cannot assign requested address (Bind failed)" error

Hi All,

suddenly our BitBucket server installation does not start anymore. We are on the latest version (5.7.0).

OS is Ubuntu 14.04.5 LTS. And installation was runnign smootly for two years.

Did someone had the same problem? Thanks in advance

This is the log.

2018-01-17 11:54:48,052 ERROR [spring-startup] c.a.j.s.w.s.JohnsonDispatcherServlet SpringMVC dispatcher [springMvc] could not be started
org.springframework.beans.factory.BeanCreationException: Error creating bean with name 'hookService': Invocation of init method failed; nested exception is Cannot assign requested address (Bind failed)
at org.springframework.beans.factory.annotation.InitDestroyAnnotationBeanPostProcessor.postProcessBeforeInitialization(
at javax.servlet.GenericServlet.init(
... 17 frames trimmed
Caused by: Cannot assign requested address (Bind failed)
at Method)
at com.atlassian.stash.internal.hook.DefaultHookService.startHookCallbackListener(
at com.atlassian.stash.internal.hook.DefaultHookService.startup(
... 5 common frames omitted


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Hi Alessandro! This error is sometimes caused by the fact that the OS is unable to resolve localhost due to a missing entry in your OS' hosts file, which is required to shutdown and startup. Have you followed Unable to start due to Java net bindexception cannot assign requested address already? (this page mentions Confluence but it's applicable in this case too).

It's also worth verifying the recommended settings page for Bitbucket and make sure the dependencies are in the correct versions, you can find that at Supported platforms and Install Bitbucket Server on Linux.

Also, from which version did you jump to 5.7? If you're coming from an old one, like for example 4.1, Spring boot would have assigned the default port 7990 as no file exists, and this will cause the above error.

Let us know!


Hi Ana,

thanks for the reply. I found the Confluence article and was able to solve the problem

Thank you very much!!

Awesome! Glad to hear that, Alessandro.

Have a nice evening, 


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