Backup and restore entire repository


To backup a Bitbucket repository, I've setup an automated process.

The first time, I mirrored the repository once :

ssh-agent bash -c 'ssh-add /root/.ssh/private_key; git clone --mirror'

Then on a weekly basis, I do :

cd repo.git/

ssh-agent bash -c 'ssh-add /root/.ssh/private_key; git remote update'

git bundle create /root/tmp/repo-`date +%Y%m%d` --all


I would like to test this by importing this into a new test-repository on Bitbucket cloud.  How do I proceed with this?

I tried the following:

git init --bare testrepo.git

cd testrepo.git

git bundle unbundle /root/tmp/repo-`date +%Y%m%d`

How do I import this into the Bitbucket test repository?

1 answer

1 vote

Hello Tim!


Let me try to help you with your question.

The following steps are commonly used to push a local repository to bitbucket:


  1. cd /path/to/my/repo
  2. git remote add origin ssh://<username>/<reponame>.git
  3. git push -u origin --all


Let me know if this helps you!



Suggest an answer

Log in or Sign up to answer
Community showcase
Published Nov 06, 2018 in Bitbucket

Upgrade Best Practices

Hello! My name is Mark Askew and I am a Premier Support Engineer for products Bitbucket Server/Data Center, Fisheye & Crucible. Today, I want to bring the discussion that Jennifer, Matt, and ...

1,905 views 7 10
Read article

Atlassian User Groups

Connect with like-minded Atlassian users at free events near you!

Find a group

Connect with like-minded Atlassian users at free events near you!

Find my local user group

Unfortunately there are no AUG chapters near you at the moment.

Start an AUG

You're one step closer to meeting fellow Atlassian users at your local meet up. Learn more about AUGs

Groups near you