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How to use rest api to create a new repository by cloning another repository

I'm trying to create a repository that is based on another repository. The exact use case would be to have seed project repositories and then create a new repository based on the seed project repositories. I'm trying to do this with the bitbucket cloud api but if need be i can use server api as our company uses both. If there is no way to do it without saving stuff locally then how can i do it that way? I see the source endpoint - is that the only way to go? Thank you!

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jredmond Atlassian Team Nov 20, 2017

You mean like a fork? POST a new fork has some details on how to do that in Bitbucket Cloud. 

Thank you very much. Yes that works perfectly. The only issue is that I'd like to add the repository to a project and I don't see that option with that endpoint. I tried doing a put with the v2 repository endpoint but i got a 500 error. Perhaps my syntax was wrong. Any suggestions on how to move a new repo into a team project? Thanks!

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