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Git post-receive rsync to remote server
# Dir paths on remote server
# These are associated with branches within a git project
if ! [ -t 0 ]; then
read -a ref
# Get branch name from ref head
IFS='/' read -ra REF <<< "${ref[2]}"
# Make tmp dir for extracting files and cleaning up .git (we dont want them on the live site)
mkdir -p $tmpdir
# Assuming git is installed at /home/git/...
git --work-tree=$tmpdir --git-dir="/home/git/repositories/$REPO.git" checkout -f $branch
# If pushing to LIVE_BRANCH, deploy on LIVE
if [ "$LIVE_BRANCH" == "$branch" ]; then
rsync -vzre ssh --delete "$tmpdir/" $LIVE
# If pushing to STAGE_BRANCH, deploy on STAGE
#if [ "$STAGE_BRANCH" == "$branch" ]; then
#rsync -vzre ssh --delete "$tmpdir/" $STAGE
rm -rf "/tmp/$REPO"

geekforbrains commented May 18, 2012

Note that the above requires that you have authorized keys already configured so that one server can rsync to the other via ssh without additional credentials.

temgo commented Feb 4, 2014

Work great for one remote server but can we have another example with multiples remote servers?

For example: deploy from s1 (master) to others servers ss1, ss2, ss3, ss4 etc...


Just a quick note to say thank you – this is amazing and saved us much frustration!

Thanks. This helped me alot to setup my own deployment script.

I tried to use the post-receive and it is giving me an error message. It says the last line rm -rf "/tmp/$REPO" unexpected end of file. Im confused where to put the tmp folder. Thanks! below is the error Im getting.

remote: hooks/post-receive: line 69: unexpected EOF while looking for matching `"'
remote: hooks/post-receive: line 70: syntax error: unexpected end of file
To ssh://

That was awesome dude. Thanks for sharing! I modified your script a bit and used it together with GitLab to automatically deploy my web site after every push.

You can use sshpass. You do not need to generate the keys.

Example (change line 29):
sshpass -p "password" rsync -vzre ssh --delete "$tmpdir/" $LIVE

Install sshpass on Ubuntu:
# sudo apt-get install sshpass -y

Hi, can I use it in shared hosting?

@jayralencar Yes, you can, as long as your shared host has Git installed (and you can SSH into your account, of course). I've even seen a page where the user compiled and installed Git in their home directory, but your hosting provider might not like it.

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