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 email@example.com:project.git $ cd project.git $ git push --mirror firstname.lastname@example.org: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 email@example.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.