How to migrate a git repo from HiDrive?

Hello,

I have some git repositories on HiDrive and I'd like to move them to BitBucket. However, the Bitbucket migration process can't cope with addresses like

UserName@git.hidrive.strato.com:users/UserName/git-Repos/Spikes.git

That's right, no protocol header.
I am able to move the repo by creating an empty one on Bitbucket, changing the URL in the git config and a simple push. However, it's a bit cumbersome when there are several repos waiting for a migration.

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I've just resorted to scripting (bash/cmd depending on linux/windows) in this situation; make a function that does the clone, the remote create, and then push it to bitbucket (no need to change the url in the git config). Then just feed your function a list of repos and let your script run.

Pro tip: Make sure you use --mirror, it pulls in extra attributes tha even --bare doesn't. e.g.

git clone --mirror http://oldserver/repo.git
cd repo.git
git push --mirror ssh://new-bitbucket/repo.git

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