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what is "Git - server" and "Git - client" in bitbucket world ?

Hi All

I am planning to make an upgrade from 5 to 6 and I was reading

In the page under the title of "DVCS" there is git - server and git - client. as far as I know git is a command line tool which can work as client or locally you can manage your git repos with it.

And there is git lfs client. I am little bit confused about this too.

can you please explain what should I install to my server in order to run bitbucket ?


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"Git - server" is going to be the version of git installed on the server that Bitbucket is running on. So this would be the VM or otherwise where you ran the installer and then completed the installation/configuration process for Bitbucket Server. For checking the git version you're using on your Bitbucket server, you should be able to view your system info by going to Administration > Troubleshooting and Support Tools > System Information.

"Git - client", on the other hand, is going to be the version of git that users have installed on their workstations (or "git clients") that they will then be using to perform git operations against the repositories hosted over on the Bitbucket server. This version can vary from workstation to workstation, but at the end of the day - the version being used just needs to be within the bounds in that document you linked.

Lastly - git Large File Storage (LFS) is added functionality for git which you can use for the purposes of hosting larger files, typically binaries, without needing to constantly clone/push them back up. 

Hope this provides a bit more insight into the differences between these different git instances!


Evan Slaughter

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