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Transfer repo from Bitbucket to Github
// Reference: http://www.blackdogfoundry.com/blog/moving-repository-from-bitbucket-to-github/
// See also: http://www.paulund.co.uk/change-url-of-git-repository
$ cd $HOME/Code/repo-directory
$ git remote rename origin bitbucket
$ git remote add origin https://github.com/mandiwise/awesome-new-repo.git
$ git push origin master
$ git remote rm bitbucket
@brunogfranca
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I don't know if anyone else needs this, but I created a tool to migrate all repos from a Bitbucket organization account to Github using Github's import tool API.
https://pypi.org/project/bitbucket2github/

@nenriquez
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Thanks! Works!

@ianpegg
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ianpegg commented May 29, 2020

This method is only moving the master branch. I would urge you to use the github built in Import Repository tool.
Add repo menu in top right hand corner of most screens

You can then change your local repo to point at the new origin.
git remote -v to print the current settings
git remote set-url origin git@github.com:username/repo-name.git to change origin to the new url (ssh style url shown here, use the https style like above if that is what you prefer.)

then after that you can optionally add the old remote if you have a need.

The problem with doing a remote rename is that any local branches tracking origin will then track bitbucket which may or may not be desirable. Then once you do remote rm the local branches are left with no remote tracking branch, again this may or may not be desirable.

For the purpose of switching from bitbucket to github for which you won't be returning or requiring the ongoing hosting on bitbucket it would be desirable to not rename but simple reassign origin's url with the new github URL.

This is absolutely the right approach. Worked like a charm - cheers!

@faisalahammad
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I followed this and it's also working fine. How to Move a Private Repository from Bitbucket to Github

@iagorios
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iagorios commented Sep 12, 2020

👍 importing tool is great option

@ardian27
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great solution, working for me

@entozoon
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entozoon commented Nov 18, 2020

Same thing but with clone command, and removing $ symbols for copy paste usefulness:

git clone git@bitbucket.org:username/old-repo.git
cd old-repo
git remote rename origin bitbucket
git remote add origin https://github.com/username/new-repo.git
git push origin master
git remote rm bitbucket

@bertho-zero
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Please prefer SSH to HTTPS if you want to work without entering your credentials for each push.

@msyilmaz
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good solution, it worked for me

@charlesr1971
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This method is only moving the master branch. I would urge you to use the github built in Import Repository tool.

Wow. The GitHub Import Tool is fabulous. I imported a BitBucket repository in a few seconds, without worrying that:

$ git remote rm bitbucket

Might delete my entire BitBucket account...

@field123
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field123 commented May 7, 2021

+1 for GitHub import tool.

@jstxx
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jstxx commented May 25, 2021

If you're using bitbucket make sure the login is whatever it says in your https://bitbucket.org/account (not your email address) and generate an app password, that worked for me.

@4sskick
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4sskick commented Jun 9, 2021

I'm not tried yet, btw what about history commit on repo after moved? will it recorded also or it will just begin from zero?

@4sskick
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4sskick commented Jul 13, 2021

I'm not tried yet, btw what about history commit on repo after moved? will it recorded also or it will just begin from zero?

already tried & my commit histories followed. Thank you for your snippet commands

@elaine030490
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This method is only moving the master branch. I would urge you to use the github built in Import Repository tool. Add repo menu in top right hand corner of most screens

You can then change your local repo to point at the new origin. git remote -v to print the current settings git remote set-url origin git@github.com:username/repo-name.git to change origin to the new url (ssh style url shown here, use the https style like above if that is what you prefer.)

then after that you can optionally add the old remote if you have a need.

The problem with doing a remote rename is that any local branches tracking origin will then track bitbucket which may or may not be desirable. Then once you do remote rm the local branches are left with no remote tracking branch, again this may or may not be desirable.

For the purpose of switching from bitbucket to github for which you won't be returning or requiring the ongoing hosting on bitbucket it would be desirable to not rename but simple reassign origin's url with the new github URL.

Thank you so much! This worked perfectly.

@ViniciusDornelasDEV
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Thanks, worked fine! s2

@abrutsze
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image
did you get a problem like this?

@codeallthethingz
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Created a small project to do this - https://github.com/searchspring/bb2gh

@NateAtNTS
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awesome! Worked perfectly!

@web-ap
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web-ap commented Apr 7, 2022

If you're using bitbucket make sure the login is whatever it says in your https://bitbucket.org/account (not your email address) and generate an app password, that worked for me.

Thanks @jstxx it worked for me !

@maxoertel
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Thanks!!

@utilmind
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utilmind commented Oct 7, 2022

wow, that was easy! thanks for help!

@uzenith360
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If you're using bitbucket make sure the login is whatever it says in your https://bitbucket.org/account (not your email address) and generate an app password, that worked for me.

Thanks this worked!

@sampathdap
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If you're using bitbucket make sure the login is whatever it says in your https://bitbucket.org/account (not your email address) and generate an app password, that worked for me.

Thanks for the tip. it worked for me!

@arifktk32
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It worked for me, thank you @mandiwise :)

@ufcurmcginty
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If you're using bitbucket make sure the login is whatever it says in your https://bitbucket.org/account (not your email address) and generate an app password, that worked for me.

Promote this man! This was my problem :)

@SomervilleTom
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SomervilleTom commented Feb 22, 2024

According to github importer documenation, the following is NOT imported:

  • Personal repositories owned by users
  • Branch permissions
  • Commit comments
  • Repository settings
  • CI pipelines

This makes the import tool a non-starter for me, my bitbucket repos are all private and I very much want the commit comments.

@SomervilleTom
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BTW, this thread may see more activity for awhile.. Atlassian in its wisdom has terminated support for Bitbucket Server effective 5-MAR-2024 (2 weeks from now).

@webmaster-lgc
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+1 for GitHub import tool. It's easier.

Also, in my case, I needed to create an App password in my Bitbucket account settings, and use my Bitbucket username and the created token as credentials when importing. (Read & Write)

Finally, just reset the remote url locally git remote set-url origin git@github.com:username/repo-name.git.

@SomervilleTom
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SomervilleTom commented Mar 22, 2024

FWIW, Atlassian now tells me that this was a false alarm. Once they figured out how to let me update the expiration date of my credit card, all was fine with my current Bitbucket product. I'm not going to even try to hazard a guess as to its name. The Atlassian site is among the worst I've ever tried to navigate.

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