How do I change the remote a git branch is tracking?

The central repository had to be set up on a new server, so I created a new remote on my local repo, and pushed to that.

But now when I do git pull, it claims I am up to date. It’s wrong—it’s telling me about the old remote branch, not the new one, which I know for a fact has new commits to fetch.

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  • How do I change my local branch to track a different remote?

    I can see this in the git config file but I don’t want to mess things up.

    [branch "master"]
        remote = oldserver
        merge = refs/heads/master
    

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  • 8 Solutions collect form web for “How do I change the remote a git branch is tracking?”

    Without deleting anything, using git v1.8.0 or later:
    git branch branch_name --set-upstream-to your_new_remote/branch_name

    Or you can use the -u switch:
    git branch branch_name -u your_new_remote/branch_name

    Using git up to v1.7.12:
    git branch --set-upstream branch_name your_new_remote/branch_name

    For me the fix was:

    git remote set-url origin https://some_url/some_repo
    

    Then:

    git push
    

    If you’re sane about it, editing the config file’s safe enough. If you want to be a little more paranoid, you can use the porcelain command to modify it:

    git config branch.master.remote newserver
    

    Of course, if you look at the config before and after, you’ll see that it did exactly what you were going to do.

    But in your individual case, what I’d do is:

    git remote rename origin old-origin
    git remote rename new-origin origin
    

    That is, if the new server is going to be the canonical remote, why not call it origin as if you’d originally cloned from it?

    With an up to date git (2.5.5) the command is the following :

    git branch --set-upstream-to=origin/branch
    

    This will update the remote tracked branch for your current local branch

    Another option to have a lot of control over what’s happening is to edit your configurations by hand:

    git config --edit
    

    or the shorthand

    git config -e
    

    Then edit the file at will, save and your modifications will be applied.

    You could either delete your current branch and do:

    git branch --track local_branch remote_branch
    

    Or change change remote server to the current one in the config

    git fetch origin
    git checkout --track -b local_branch_name origin/branch_name
    

    or

    git fetch
    git checkout -b local_branch_name origin/branch_name
    

    Based on what I understand from the latest git documentation, the synopsis is:

    git branch -u upstream-branch local-branch
    git branch --set-upstream-to=upstream-branch local-branch
    

    This usage seems to be a bit different than urschrei’s answer, as in his the synopsis is:

    git branch local-branch -u upstream-branch 
    git branch local-branch --set-upstream-to=upstream-branch 
    

    I’m guessing they changed the documentation again?

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