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Deleting a mercurial repository

I am extremely disappointed to see that bitbucket deleted all my mercurial repositories without even a single reminder closer to the date. 

Worse even, I am trying to restore the previous content in a newly created git repository hosted in bitbucket so that my code is accessible from the same link. This is quite important, as the links are in published papers. 

Unfortunately, as it turns out that I cannot even delete my old mercurial repositories. As a result, I am unable to create a new git repository with the same name. 

TO summarize, bitbucket has done something where my mercurial repositories are neither accessible and nor can be replaced with my backup content with the same name. This is a complete deadlock and perhaps the epitome of atrocities I can imagine of. 

If there is any way I can delete my old mercurial repositories, kindly let me know. 

With all probabilities, I so much want to stop using bitbucket at all. The worst of all services I have seen in my life. We use the cloud service as backup and rely on these services. Instead, the business plan did not even bother to delete the content. Not only that, it made all my previous repositories unaccessible by any means, as I am unable to create a new repository in the same link. 

I hope the management at least provide us the opportunities to create the repository in the same link. 




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I must say that the Atlassian support was excellent to help me finally delete and even recover some of the mercurial repositories. Although I am disappointed with their decision to delete all mercurial repositories, I must admit and applaud their support in recovering them. The support was also super fast and make everything in order as fast as they could. 

If any of you are in a similar situation regarding your mercurial repositories, I would suggest to contact their support. It is excellent. 

Hi everyone,

Atlassian made a decision to move away from maintaining and supporting Mercurial repositories in 2019.

This was announced in community:

and on our blog:

Bitbucket Cloud Support team is no longer able to restore those repositories.

If you are looking for a Mercurial repository that was public, all the public repos were archived by Software Heritage:

We will not be able to meet any further requests for recovery of private HG repositories and users will need to recover those from local copies only.

Kind regards,


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