New feature: Change repository provider

October 9, 2018

New feature: Change repository provider

Let's assume you're a happy Buddy user with a bunch of meticulously configured pipelines. They are helping you deliver some awesome websites to awesome clients for awesome cash. In general, everything is awesome.

Suddenly, your CEO drops in and says you're moving all your repos from GitHub to GitLab, and so should you with Buddy. "Oh no!" you think "Now I have to export all pipelines to YAML, create a new project for each repo, import the pipelines back in, and pray to the Holy Pixel I didn't mess anything up! Not to mention I'll lose the whole execution history!"

Well, not anymore, because we've just added the option to change repository provider in an existing project! 🕺

To change the provider, go to the Project Options and switch to the Settings tab:

Project options windowProject options window

Make sure the repository on the new provider is exactly the same as the original one (including commit history) or the project will be crashing when trying to load execution details. The best idea is that you move the repo with the mirror option applied: bash git clone –bare old_repo_url tmp_dir cd tmp_dir git remote add origin new_repo_url git push –mirror

Buddy supports all popular Git hosting services, letting you choose the account, and project to resynchronize:

Provider selectionProvider selection

You can also easily switch to a private Git server:

Private Git server configurationPrivate Git server configuration

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Alexander Kus

Alexander Kus

Customer Success Manager

A story-teller and conversation-lover, Alexander decided to invest his skills to help his friends at Buddy transform the cold language of patch notes into exciting narratives. Also: an avid gamer, hip-hop DJ, Liverpool FC fan, absentminded husband, and the father of two.