bitbucket lost sql server settings

My Bitbucket (v4.12) just lost sql server settings it appears as Database Type Internal. I already check my SQL Server and its working normally. (SQL Server 2012)

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That sounds like Bitbucket did not find the database settings in your configuration file. A number of things could be wrong:

  • BITBUCKET_HOME/shared/ does not exist or cannot be read by the server process
  • Someone has edited and removed the database settings from it.
  • The Bitbucket process has started with a different BITBUCKET_HOME configuration.

If you get stuck, please open a support request at


Thank you Michael Heemskerk, your answer helped me a lot. I workaround the problem doing the next steps:

1.- The file doesn't have Atlassian Bitbucket Windows User Permissions. So I added Read/Write permissions with this user to properties file.

2.- Add a new SQL Server "Bitbucket_New"

3.- Migrate to "Bitbucket_New"

4.- Stop Bitbucket Service

5.- Rename "Bitbucket_New" as "Bitbucket_To_Detele"

6.- Rename original Bitbucket SQL Serve database as "Bitbucket_New"

7.- Start Bitbuckt Service

and Presto! everything is up and running

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