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How to use SourceTree to allow server side repo storage

By Z Feb 24, 2015

I created a new repo in my local pc: C:\Temp\RepoDemo which has the .git folder and a text file. What I am trying to do is create a server side folder and have the ability to push my local repo to the server so another user can pull it and either view it or edit and then push it back to the server.

To achieve that I installed SourceTree in my server and created a blank repo. I am trying to push my local repo to the server and I am getting the following error:




The server setup is:



My main goal is to setup a folder in the server1 server to store all repositories created and user can pull/push/commit based on the remote location connected.

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Seth Feb 24, 2015

It sounds like you are trying to push an new repository to an existing remote repository without cloning or checking out from the remote first. That would explain the errors you are getting, which are trying to prevent you from overwriting existing history with commits that are in no way connected to existing commits.

By Z Feb 24, 2015

Thanks for the reply. I am pretty much trying to create a new repo in local PC and wanting to push the same repo in the server, so another user from a different machine can download it and make changes and push the changes. Am I doing it wrong? Am I using the wrong product?

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Balazs Szakmary Feb 24, 2015

The clean way to achieve this is to

  • create an empty repo on the server,
  • clone that to your machine,
  • copy the text file into the clone folder,
  • commit locally and then
  • push the commit to the server.

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