We are looking at switching from using bitbucket server to bitbucket cloud. We have been able to migrate only the master branch of a repository in our prototype.
Is it possible to migrate all the branches? What are the steps?
We also do not see a way to migrate pull requests. Is it possible?
Bitbucket can be viewed as just another remote Git repository, so ensure that you have the latest commits on your local repository and then add your bitbucket.org repo as another remote and use standard git commands to push all the branches.
Unfortunately it is not yet possible to import pull requests (see latest comments on BSERV-3555).
Personally, I prefer to do this via "git clone --mirror" followed with a "git push --mirror" instead of adjusting my remotes.
The "git clone --mirror" will tantalizingly grab a bunch of internal "pull" refs, but they're of no use. Like Gareth Cantrell said, you can't actually migrate the pull requests. So instead I just clean them out before pushing to the new git server.
Here's the actual commands I type:
git clone --mirror [original-clone-url] cd [original-clone] git for-each-ref --format='%(refname)' 'refs/pull-requests/' | xargs -l git update-ref -d git push --mirror [new-clone-url]
When migrating FROM Bitbucket Server you need to clean out all refs under "refs/pull-requests/". When migrating FROM Github, the refs are under 'refs/pull/'. And so adjust the commands above to suit the situation.
As a project manager, I have discovered that different developers want to bring their previous branching method with them when they join the team. Some developers are used to performing individual wo...
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