Can I use just one URL for bit bucket but have it route to the closest available server?

I am setting up Bit Bucket Data Centre. I am setting it up for two sites, one in Dublin, Ireland the other in Kuala Lumpar, Malaysia. Kuala Lumpar will have the mirror instance.

I would like to have one URL for bitbucket, e.g., but instead I think we will have to use something like and

It's a bit clunky. It would be nice if you could use one name and have the request routed to the closest server.

Does anyone know if that's possible?

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There are several things to consider:

  • Only the primary has a GUI, so if your users want to do any work in the GUI (such as working with pull requests) it doesn't help if the name resolves to the mirror instance
  • Up until Bitbucket Server 5.1 the mirror is read-only, so if the name resolves to the mirror and the user is trying to push the push will fail


I should have watched the webinar! I always assumed that the mirror had a GUI.

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Jim Redmond Atlassian Team May 30, 2017

It is possible, and the easiest mechanism would be DNS. The specific details of the implementation will vary based on what you're using for your internal DNS, but the terms to look for in your DNS server documentation are "anycast" or "geolocation".

Thanks Jim - will give it a try.

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