Bitbucket Server 4.9 release notes
30 August 2016
If you are upgrading from an earlier version, check the Bitbucket Server upgrade guide. Also, be sure to see the End of support announcements for Bitbucket Server and the changes listed in the API changelog.
The Bitbucket 4.9 changelog is at the bottom of this page.
Import repositories from the interface
Importing code from other DVCS providers just got easier with Bitbucket 4.9. Now, when you're creating a new repository you can import code from an existing project into Bitbucket Server using the web interface. Just pick your source, provide your credentials, then pick one or more repositories to import. You can import repositories from Bitbucket Cloud, GitHub, GitHub Enterprise, or a standalone Git repository.
Read more about Importing code from an existing project.
Disaster recovery for Bitbucket Data Center
A disaster recovery strategy gives teams and businesses the toolset to set up a strategy for when things go wrong. It defines the processes to follow in the event of a disaster to ensure your business can recover and keep operating from a standby system. This means your Bitbucket instance, and more importantly your Bitbucket managed data (source code), is available in the event that your primary system becomes unavailable. See our Disaster recovery guide for Bitbucket Data Center for details on how to create a disaster recovery plan for your organization.
Set merge strategies from the interface
Bitbucket Server 4.9 introduces a new way to configure merge strategies to give users and teams control over how pull requests get merged.
No matter what merge strategy your team uses, repository admins can easily enable/disable merge strategies for a specific repository.
Now the question becomes, "which merge strategy should my team use?" We won't go as far as prescribing a merge strategy for your team (we aren't touching that one), you can check out Nicola Paolucci's great blog post, Pull Request Merge Strategies: The Great Debate for an in-depth discussion of the topic.
When you're ready to start configuring which merge strategy your team uses, check out the doc about Pull request merge strategies.
This section will contain information about the Bitbucket Server 4.9 minor releases as they become available. These releases will be free to all customers with active Bitbucket Server software maintenance.
If you are upgrading from an earlier version of Bitbucket Server (or Stash), check the Bitbucket Server upgrade guide.
The issues listed below are the highlights of all those that have been resolved for the Bitbucket Server 4.9.x releases, and are ordered by votes received.