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Moving git repository and all its branches, tags to a new remote repository keeping commits history
#!/bin/bash
# Sometimes you need to move your existing git repository
# to a new remote repository (/new remote origin).
# Here are a simple and quick steps that does exactly this.
#
# Let's assume we call "old repo" the repository you wish
# to move, and "new repo" the one you wish to move to.
#
### Step 1. Make sure you have a local copy of all "old repo"
### branches and tags.
# Fetch all of the remote branches and tags:
git fetch origin
# View all "old repo" local and remote branches:
git branch -a
# If some of the remotes/ branches doesn't have a local copy,
# checkout to create a local copy of the missing ones:
git checkout -b <branch> origin/<branch>
# Now we have to have all remote branches locally.
### Step 2. Add a "new repo" as a new remote origin:
git remote add new-origin git@github.com:user/repo.git
### Step 3. Push all local branches and tags to a "new repo".
# Push all local branches (note we're pushing to new-origin):
git push --all new-origin
# Push all tags:
git push --tags new-origin
### Step 4. Remove "old repo" origin and its dependencies.
# View existing remotes (you'll see 2 remotes for both fetch and push)
git remote -v
# Remove "old repo" remote:
git remote rm origin
# Rename "new repo" remote into just 'origin':
git remote rename new-origin origin
### Done! Now your local git repo is connected to "new repo" remote
### which has all the branches, tags and commits history.
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