On Aug 02, 2021 between 08:00 AM - 10:50 AM PST a subset of customers on Atlassian’s Cloud Platform using Bitbucket were unable to access their repositories. The event was triggered when applying a configuration change while adding additional storage capacity. The changes included incorrect configuration by one of our vendors which impacted 6% of our storage capacity. The incident was detected within 6 minutes by Automated Monitoring system and mitigated by rolling back the incorrect configuration and redeploying the affected services which put Atlassian systems into a known good state. The total time to resolution was about 2 hours & 52 minutes.
Customers with repositories in any of the unavailable storage were unable to access their repos for the duration of the incident.
The overall impact was between Aug 02, 2021, 08:00 AM PST and Aug 02, 2021, 10:50 AM PST on Bitbucket Cloud. The Incident caused service disruption to 6% of our storage capacity only, causing affected customers to be unable to access repositories.
The issue was caused by an incorrect configuration change made by one of our vendors. As a result, the affected Bitbucket Cloud customers could not access their repositories, and the users received HTTP 504 errors. More specifically, we were adding additional storage capacity and the misconfiguration involved a repurposed IP address, causing those volumes to become inaccessible. The root cause of the incident was the failure in the detection of the misconfiguration.
We know that outages are impactful to your productivity. While we have a number of testing and preventative processes in place, this specific issue wasn’t identified because the change was related to a very specific kind of change related to the onboarding of additional storage capacity.
We are prioritizing the following improvement actions to avoid repeating this type of incident -
We apologize to those customers whose services were impacted during this incident; we are taking immediate steps to improve the platform’s performance and availability.
Atlassian Customer Support