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starting bitbucket hangs on "migrating home directory"

running version 5.5.1 on windows 2012 server.  server was rebooted and when I start the bitbucket service, it got stuck in "migrating home directory".  been like this for several hours.  What should I do?

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@Victor Tan


Hi Victor, sound like


Can you provide more details out of the log file (the whole stacktrace for example)




Not sure if it is the same issue but I fixed it buy doing an update on the database table.


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@Victor Tanyou just saved my day, thanks!

Worked for me as well! Many thanks Victor! 

Worked for me too.  Thanks!  I was afraid I would need to re-install!

BTW, on Bitbucket v5.15.0 and running on Postgres, had to use the following sql command:

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Thanks for that one SQL line: I've been stuck for over a day!

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You save my day. Thanks!

Same for me, unexpected lock and this fix worked well on the upgrade from 6.1.2 to 6.9.1 of our server. Just delivered the upgrade on time, ooooh. Thanks a lot.

Worked for Bitbucket 7.2.1 after a vmware snapshot left the database locked.

This fixed my issue too on Bitbucket version 7.19.1

Rather than blindly updating this table, can someone explain why this occurred and why this fix is reasonable? At the surface, it feels like a band-aid fix that may have undesirable effects, but could have a completely reasonable explanation.

We had this issue during servers reboot (bitbucket 7.17.5 and PostgreSQL).

The errors was not clear in logs. Difficult to debug it. 

Solved with the DATABASECHANGELOGLOCK update.

after waiting for a very long time, finally got this error.


A fatal error has occurred

The following problem occurred, which prevents Atlassian Bitbucket from starting:

  • SpringMVC dispatcher [springMvc] could not be started


in the log


Error creating bean with name 'sharedHomeLockAcquirer' defined in class path resource [stash-context.xml]:

I got this error as well Victor. How did you resolve it?

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