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bitbucket synch - I'm not seeing the synch button

Michael Murphy Nov 05, 2013

I am pretty sure I am getting dumber as I age.

I am somewhat new to bit bucket and have been using Hg for a year or so. Last month, I created a bit-bucket fork (from default) to work on my own repo. That worked fine until my co-workers started creating other branches and I couldn't see those branches in my local Hg.

I learned that I should have forked from the default-tip and then I'd see all of the branches. So I deleted my repo, forked from the tip and everything was great. I could see and 'update-to' any branch.

My problem (now) is that whehenver the latest patches are approved and merged into the default branch, I never get the 'synch' button and I can't see them in my local Hg client.

Am I completely missing something? This seems like it should be so easy.

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Jeff Thomas Atlassian Team Nov 05, 2013

Michael: Here's some information I found about syncing your fork in Bitbucket.

Syncing a Fork

  1. Go to your fork.
  2. Click the Compare button.
    By default, the system shows you outgoing changes. That is, changes made on your fork that do not exist in the original repository.
  3. Click Incoming to see what changes were made in the original that do not exist on your fork.
    Bitbucket lists any changes it finds and provides instructions for merging the changes in the local repository.
  4. Merge the changes on your local clone of the fork.
  5. Push the changes back to your remote repository.

This blog post also talks about forking and sync.

Michael Murphy Nov 05, 2013

Thanks. That worked like a charm. The only difference is the "incoming" appears to be renamed as "Swap source and destination"

Lorenzo Jimenez May 09, 2018

About making a feature worst. Horrible new interface.

Marko Mrdjenovic May 16, 2018

Where did this feature go in the new interface?!

Md Monjur Ul Hasan May 23, 2018

I am not sure why that awesome feature (Your repo is X commit behind, click here to sync) are not available anymore. Frustrating.... 

Steven Yang May 25, 2018

Same problem here. Where is the sync link. How I do it now? 

Vivek May 31, 2018

Where is that option "Your repository is 2 commit behind, click here to sync" in new UI ?

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Shrikant Oct 19, 2015


How can I auto Synch  main repository to Fork repository  in Bitbucket server .I mean to say If another user has commited changes   to main repository then that changes to be synch with my fork repository.

Please let me know how can I do it.


Please reply.


Thomas Rogge-Solti Feb 22, 2016

having the same issue.Screenshot_141.png

Kai Shang Feb 29, 2016

I have the same problem

Ankit Buti Mar 09, 2016

same problem.

is there a solution yet ?

Nicholas Cain Jul 03, 2017

Any solution yet?  Still need to know how to do this...

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