We've got a few repos now where users are accidentally deleting whole branches (long story) but we'd like to be able to determine who did it, and bring the branch back. Reflogs seems not to help. Thoughts?
Determining who deleted the branch: there should be something about this in the logs. Maybe somebody from Atlassian knows what exactly and which file. Until then, if you search all the log files for the name of the branch, it will probably be relatively quick to locate.
Bringing the branch back: somebody who still has a local copy should push the branch again.
it's not the branch name which is of interest to you I believe, but rather to which commit it was pointing before it was deleted. so if someone with a local copy will push this branch again, you can't be sure it is pointing to the right commit.however, the reflog will tell you who/when it was done so you can get a clue. if you have an issue with it, you can also setup a hook which will prevent users from deleting important branches.
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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