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Convert existing bitbucket repo to fork

I have two repositories hosted on bitbucket server where one of them should have been created as a fork of the other, rather than an independent repository (i.e., they share common branches/commits as can be seen in git when the working directory contains the two corresponding remotes).  Unfortunately, when I push changes to the "downstream" repository, I can't create pull requests into the "upstream" repository because it wasn't created as a fork (the upstream repo doesn't appear in the drop down box of destination repositories).  Is it possible to assign the "downstream" as a fork of the "upstream" after it's been created?  I know I can erase the "downstream" and create a new one as a fork (repopulating the git data by cloning the original downstream before erasing it), but my understanding is that would lose all the existing bitbucket meta data like pull requests. 



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Mikael Sandberg Community Leader Aug 20, 2020

The short answer is no, you cannot convert a repository to be a fork instead.

And your understanding is correct, if you remove the repository you will loose any Bitbucket data associated with it.

Thanks Mikael for confirming my suspicions.  

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