How to see progress of Bitbucket Server "Migrating home directory" ?


I am performing test upgrade/migration work on a Bitbucket Server instance. As part of this I have changed the path of BITBUCKET-HOME.

Now after restarting Bitbucket Server (5.5.0) I see the message "Migrating home directory" on the Web UI which has now been showing for around 2 hours.

The HOME directory is rather large ~200GB. 

I would like to ask if anyone knows how long this usually takes or how I can tell the progress of it. I can't see any obvious messages in atlassian-bitbucket.log.

I have learnt my lesson to try to keep BITBUCKET-HOME the same in the future!

Any help much appreciated!

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Hi Philip,


How much time did it actually took for you to complete the actual migration to complete. Its seems I am facing the same issue you described in this thread ?

Hi Avinash,

in our case although the Web UI was showing the animation, absolutely nothing was happening and the start-up was actually stuck (we checked and found no updates to either filesystem or database).

It appears that in our case the problem was related to the one described here:

... and the problem was to do with netapp filer (shared volume) settings / properties. Unfortunately I do not know any more details about the exact cause and solution. If you make any discoveries on this perhaps you can share?

When I have installed another Bitbucket Data Center recently, this problem did not happen, and the "Migrating home directory" text appears for around 20 seconds and then the start-up continues.

I am no longer convinced that changing the path of BITBUCKET-HOME is relevant to this, but personally I think it is still a good idea to avoid changing the path (when you swap out local HOME/shared with the mount of the shared volume).

Hope that is helpful,


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