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Unable to delete Git repositories due to 'Repository currently not available'

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March 27, 2024

I got the 'Repository currently not available' failure when trying to delete a repository using cURL:


$ curl -sX DELETE --user user:password
Repository currently not available.


The UI page for the repository is not responding: It spins forever.


When I refreshed the page, Bitbucket seemed to try to create a repository.



It feels like the repository was partially deleted.


Is there a way to show the actual status of this repository, or force-delete this repository?


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Theodora Boudale
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March 29, 2024

Hi @Config Sync CI Bot and welcome to the community!

It looks like the repo deletion task failed and this repo is now stuck in CREATING mode with 0 bytes of data.

You won't be able to delete this repo, but I can delete it for you if you give me permission since you are an admin.

Please let me know if I have your permission to delete that repo.

Just a heads up, I removed the repo URL and screenshots (since they show the repo URL) from your post to protect your privacy.

Kind regards,

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