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Migrate git repositories

1 October 2012

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
cd project.git
git push --mirror
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

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