force update the current branch – how?

I’m on the my-backup branch. Now I do git fetch origin my-backup and origin/my-backup is updated and I see that it was forced pushed. Now I need to updated my local my-backup branch to point to origin/my-backup branch. I do
git branch -f my-backup origin/my-backup but get the warning: fatal: Cannot force update the current branch. What is the best way to force update current branch to remote without checking out other branch?

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  • One Solution collect form web for “force update the current branch – how?”

    Use reset

    git reset --hard origin/my-backup

    This will reset your current branch (my-backup) with losing all your local changes.

    git branch -f my-backup origin/my-backup is allowed only if your current branch is not my-backup.

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