Two-step git import over ssh
Bitbucket has an importer tool for importing repositories from remote locations, but it only supports the
git:// protocol. Our existing repositories are on a company controlled machine behind a firewall that I can’t change, and
git:// is not available. I need to move the repositories from our company machine to bitbucket, keeping all history and details from the original repository intact.
Is there some way I can accomplish this by cloning the original repository via ssh to a local machine, and then pushing that repository to a newly-bare-initted repository on bitbucket? Will I lose any history or data that way?
(I’m hoping for an answer that isn’t bitbucket specific, but will work for “moving” a git repository in any case.)
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You’ll want to be sure you have the entire history. You can do this by performing a full local bare clone first.
git clone --mirror git://LOCAL_URL/somerepo.git
Then add the remote and push as Timothy pointed out. Though, you probably want to use something other than origin for the remote alias.
git remote add bitbucket ssh://email@example.com/someuser/somerepo.git git push -u bitbucket --all
This could be used for any Git hosting service. Simply replace the remote URL with anything you’d like.
From what I know cloning the entire repo and pushing it works. Bitbucket even has the command for you:
cd /path/to/my/repo git remote add origin ssh://firstname.lastname@example.org/someuser/somerepo.git git push -u origin --all # to push changes for the first time
What makes you think that we only support the git:// protocol? We support the smart http protocol and so for instance you can just import https://github.com/jquery/jquery
So if your repo is accessible from the Internet and does HTTP(S) then you should have no problem using the importer (which does a proper clone and do preserves history).