Change BITBUCKET_HOME when installed as a Windows service
When Bitbucket Server is installed as a Windows service, the Bitbucket home directory location, defined by the
BITBUCKET_HOME variable in
setenv.bat, is not used. This is because the Bitbucket Server service has the
-Dbitbucket.home hardcoded based on the value that was used when the installation was run. This page outlines how to change the
BITBUCKET_HOME variable for the Windows service.
How to change
BITBUCKET_HOME for the Windows service
- Stop the Bitbucket Server service.
- Open the command window from
Start >> Run >> type in 'cmd' >> Enter
bindirectory the Bitbucket Server Installation (
<Bitbucket Server Installation dir>/bin).
Run from there:
A window will pop up. Click on the Java tab to see the list of current start-up options. Under "Java Options:" form, input the value:
- Restart Bitbucket Server Service. From here the service will be forced to point to the path defined on the property