How do I have to clone a repository for use with the "Git Integration Plugin for JIRA"

What command do I have to use for the initial clone?

git clone --bare


git clone


The reason I am asking is that after some time, the clone gets really large (6.3 GB compared to about 600 MB for a freshly cloned bare repository), and git status

  • takes a long time
  • shows a lot of modified files

Is that expected? Do I have to work with bare repositories? Do I have to do a clean checkout from time to time? Do I have to clone with branches?

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Hello Martin

We are officially supporting Git Integration Plugin. As for you questions:

- both clone commands are supported

- bare clone makes sense for large repositories

- plugin fetches all available remote branches so no need to take care of that

- issue with modified files was fixed in version 1.2.11 (let me know which version of plugin you are using)

- as for clean checkout: yes making clean checkout makes plugin considerable faster. We are going to do it automatically in future versions of plugin.

Thanks. We will be upgrading to the newest version of the plugin for one of our customers soon, I am glad that this issue is fixed in newer versions.

Martin - if you have any support needs you can always contact us at


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