Mercurial repositories no longer work on Bamboo 8 or newer: Cannot use this repository. Plugin is missing or disabled.

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Platform notice: Server and Data Center only. This article only applies to Atlassian products on the Server and Data Center platforms.

Support for Server* products ended on February 15th 2024. If you are running a Server product, you can visit the Atlassian Server end of support announcement to review your migration options.

*Except Fisheye and Crucible


After upgrading to Bamboo 8.0 or newer, the Mercurial repositories no longer work: Cannot use this repository. Plugin is missing or disabled.


Bamboo 8 or newer.


The following error shows up when accessing a Mercurial repository in Bamboo after upgrading to 8.0 or newer.

Cannot use this repository. Plugin is missing or disabled. Plugin key: com.atlassian.bamboo.plugins.atlassian-bamboo-plugin-mercurial:mercurial

Under Bamboo administration > Overview > Server Capabilities,  system.hg.executable  is marked as a custom capability and there it's not possible to add a Mercurial capability type.


Starting on Bamboo 8.0, support for Mercurial has been discontinued and the Mercurial plugin was removed from bundled plugins.


Repositories can be re-added with the Git repository type. It's also strongly suggested to Migrate to Git.

Last modified on Oct 13, 2022

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