Scheduled downtime for database maintenance

By on June 11, 2014

In the last few days, Bitbucket experienced intermittent database issues which caused the site to become unavailable for several minutes at a time. These outages are far beyond what we consider acceptable as a service provider, and we sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this caused.

We continue to investigate these database issues and our goal is to resolve these issues permanently as soon as possible. As part of our on-going investigation we will be be making Bitbucket unavailable for up to four hours starting Saturday, June 14, 2014 at 10:00:00 Pacific to make database configuration changes and upgrades.

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  • Maik
    Posted June 14, 2014 at 10:29 am | Permalink

    Four hours of downtime are actually far beyond what I consider acceptable for a service provider, but that’s just my opinion. :/
    I hope you’ll fix the issues.

  • Lachlan Gemmell
    Posted June 19, 2014 at 4:52 pm | Permalink

    In light of the attack on CodeSpaces that has just wiped out many peoples code repositories and put them out of business can you please issue a statement on Bitbucket’s level of vulnerability to such an attack.