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How to Restore Repositories from Bitbucket-Home (database was crash and unable to recover)

I only have Bitbucket-Home.

But don't have database anymore.

How to recover back all my repositories.



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Hi speedytnw

Sorry to hear that you Bitbucket instance crashed.

While Bitbucket stores the git data on the filesystem all the metadata (projects, pull requests, web-hooks) are stored in the database.

So in order to restore the instance from only home filesystem you need to:

  1. Copy all the repositories from shared/data/repositories somewhere else (make a backup of whole shared before)
  2.  Recreate all the projects
  3. Recreate all the repositories with the old names and leave them empty for now
  4. In the copy shared/data/repositories you've made on the first step go inside each repository and execute the following command
    cd existing-project
    git remote set-url origin
    git push -u origin --all
    git push origin --tags
  6. The URL for git remote command you can take from clone URL of each repository in UI


Best regards


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