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What is the upgrade path from Bitbucket 4.x to 7.x on Windows

We currently run Bitbucket 4.12 on windows whilst in the process of updating the server version to a 7. x and then to the cloud version. Is there a way to go directly to 7. x instead of moving to version 5. x first to make changes to the server.xml file to the file before moving to 7. x then cloud.

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Charly _DEISER_
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Mar 09, 2023

Hi @Michael Lindo 

In my personal opinion I would not recommend this, as you mention, some directories and files where changed in bitbucket 5.X.

I know this adds a few steps that can slow down the process, but if you follow them, you will make sure everything will be upgraded without any unexpected errors. If you go to Bitbucket 7.X directly you will need at some point to perform this changes in your server.

Again, this is only my personal opinion, and this is the path I follow when our customers ask for an upgrade.

Anyway, before executing the upgrade make sure you have all of the backups needed in case you need to rollback the process.


So my plan is to go directly to 7.x and make the relevant changes to the files and directories. Is there a list of the files and directories I need to consider capturing before the upgrade. I am running through this in a test environment first. Documenting it and then running the procedure on live. 

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Christian Glockner
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Mar 09, 2023 • edited

Hi Michael,

You can upgrade from any version of Stash or Bitbucket Server to 7.x without intermediate upgrades. See



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The document only references the server.xml file to copy. Is there anything else to consider?

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