Migrate git repositories
1 Oct, 2012
1 minute read

Sometimes you have to move your git repository to another host. In this case I want to move a privately hosted git repository to a brand spanking new github repository.

These are four easy steps to get that done:

git clone --bare git@yourserver.com:project.git
cd project.git
git push --mirror git@github.com:ariejan/project.git
cd .. && rm -rf project.git

That’s it. Don’t forget to update the remote of your working copy accordingly:

git remote set-url origin git@github.com:ariejan/project.git

Of course, this works with any git server or service, not just Github, although Github is awesome and you should use it.

Continue reading...

Want to keep reading and learn more? I've got you
covered with a hand picked selection of awesome books.

See Ariejan's book recommendations »