How Do I Import A Repository From GitHub

Is there something built into Bitbucket or a process I can follow?

Thank you!

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If you are on Bitbucket Cloud here is a pretty good article on how to do it.


If you are on Bitbucket server its a little more complicated. What seems to work best for us, when we migrated from GitHub Enterprise to Bitbucket Server is the following:

  1. git clone --bare <git url>
  2. cd into your cloned repo
  3. git remote add <new repo name> <new repo URL>
  4. git push --all <new repo name>
  5. git push --tag <new repo name>


Hope that helps.



This usually works for me (Bitbucket Cloud and Bitbucket Server).  Slightly fewer steps compared to Brian Jones's answer:

  1. Creat the repo in Bitbucket Cloud or Bitbucket Server as a new repo.
  2. git clone --mirror <github clone url>
  3. cd into the cloned repo dir
  4. git push --mirror <bitbucket clone url>

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