importing source code and history from another server


We have a project that's under source control. The repository is a Bonobo server. We would like to transfer the source code along with the entire history over to BitBucket. We can get to the point where we are logged into our BitBucket account and we can create a new project. Now we would like to know: how do we import the project sitting on the Bonobo server along with its history over to our new BitBucket project?

Is there a step by step guide that we can follow?

We can also work in SourceTree if importing from the Bonobo server can be done from there.

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Hi @Gibran Shah,

As of Bitbucket Server 4.9 you can also import repositories using the web interface with our new Repository Importer

The git repositories are easily moved - you should be able to find a complete write-up.  We have an automation tool that does this.  What it essentially does when migrating repos from git to git is:


git clone --mirror src-repo-spec

git remote add target  target-spec

git push --all target

git push --tags target





Thanks Rich,

I get stuck on step #2: git remote add target target-spec:

add to target fails.png

For target-spec, I enter "" because that's what the Bitbucket instruction page tells me to do:

bitbucket instructions.png

... except it says to use "origin" instead of "target".

Unfortunately, I get an error: "fatal: Not a git repository (or any of the parent directories): .git".

Once you clone the repo, it will create a directory in the current directory.  You need to cd into that directory before doing the git remote add target



Thanks Rich,

Once I got that, the rest worked like a charm.

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