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git push stuck forever when running Bitbucket as a Docker image

Im running Bitbucket with Atlassians public docker images. Everything seems to be working until I tried to push a little bit bigger git repo. It is like 170 MB,


When i run the command

git push -v


It looks like it uploads all files in the commit but the get stuck on a line forever:


POST git-receive-pack


I have increased the Http.Postbuffer to a really big number.




2 answers

Hello @davidselin

I can understand your frustration as this can be demotivating to your workflow and productivity. We as @ACNairobi we have curated a few suggestions that we think can be of help. 

  • Kindly check with your Bitbucket Admin/settings if the file limit is set below 170MB (Increase the size).
  • It would help to also check your internet bandwidth/speed.
  • Cross-check with docker to see if the problem is on the docker side.

Please let me know if any of the above resolutions resolve your problem.



Hi @Michael Kimathi _AC Nairobi_ Kenya_ 

We run Bitbucket as on prem server, is there any limitations on size?

Regarding speed :

  *When I increased the http buffer the push command seemed to run quicker, but it get stuck on POST git-receive-pack. 

  * If SSH is used instead, it was back to super slow upload speed.


I have also increased memory on my docker desktop, what else should I check on docker side?




Hello @davidselin ,

Let me know if you followed this guide: in setting up the memory and relevant setup (Connection, size, and if you have updated bitbucket server especially if you are running on-prem server) to enable you to run and push without any setbacks.

On ssh please refer here and feel free to raise a support ticket so that Atlassian can replicate your build:

Let me know if it works after following above steps.




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Dave Chevell Atlassian Team May 03, 2020

Hey @davidselin,

A few quick questions:


  1. What version of Bitbucket Server are you running? e.g. 6.10.1, 7.0.1, etc. 
  2. How is Bitbucket configured at the HTTP layer? e.g. is it terminating SSL directly? Do you have a reverse proxy in front of it? 

I'm wondering whether you cold be running into BSERV-12285 (fixed in 7.1.1 and 7.2.0) but we'd need more information to confirm.

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