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Easily migrate your repositories from Bitbucket to Github with all branches and commits!

Nishanth Gunupudi
I'm a full-stack developer. I'm passionate about my work and thrive to be the best of myself. I constantly try to learn, unlearn and relearn - I'm on a quest for knowledge.
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The standout reason to use Bitbucket was its ease to create a private repository, where we had to buy a GitHub subscription to do it - but as GitHub also provides this, it's time to move our base back to our favorite version control.

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Steps to migrate your repositories

Step 1: Create a GitHub repository

Create a new private repository on Github. Don’t fail to create an empty repository, e.g. uncheck the option Initialise this repository with a README while creating.

Step 2: Clone Bitbucket project

Clone the existing project you wish to migrate. Don't forget to change the visibility to 'public' in case it is a private repository.
You can do it by navigating to Repository settings/repository details
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and uncheck 'This is a private repository'`.
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Step 3: Import your repository

Once you are back to your newly created GitHub repository, navigate to Quick setup in the <>Code tab

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and scroll down to locate …or import code from another repository

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paste your HTTPS-URL and click Begin import

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Step 4: Delete your old repository

If all contents are migrated to your GitHub repository, double-check it, and after that delete the Bitbucket repository if not required.
1. Go to the old Bitbucket repository
2. Select menu option Setting > Delete repository

That's it, your repository is set up with GitHub!

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