Importing git repository from Bit Bucket


I am trying to import a git repository from Bit Bucket. It's not on git hub, or bit bucket cloud. I am using the bit bucket web gui to import:

Projects > [Project Name] > Import Repository > git repository

I am using the web interface because it handles timeouts better than 'git push'. The repository I am importing can take up to 2 hours. It has a lot of history.

I am serving out the directory where the git repo is using 'lighttpd', and then just pointing the web gui to http://server/gitrepo/, it always fails though.

The logs show:

2017-09-17 09:25:47,628 ERROR [search-indexing:thread-1] c.a.b.s.i.i.e.DefaultIndexEventWorker Indexing - Failed for repository RTIS/rtis (id: 528) with error: Connection refused
java.util.concurrent.ExecutionException: Connection refused


I don't understand the connection refused, I can browse to the URL using a web browser.

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I got this working by doing:

git repack -a -f -d

Then I could import it using the web gui. I think this is a side affect of svn2git which doesn't compress repositories very well.

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