In this article, I am going to demonstrate how to transfer your private repositories from Github to bitbucket account.
Transferring repo’s from GitHub to bitbucket is a very simple process. You just need to follow three or four steps. You will get the repo under bitbucket account.
Reason to transfer repository
First, we understand why we transfer our repository because all we know GitHub provide very awesome service then what is the reason?
I will tell you why I transferred my repo to bitbucket. The situation was we have Git Hub account with limited private repository access which means we have limitations to create a private repository on one of our Git Hub accounts. We had a requirement to create a new private repo on Git hub. We decided to move one of our not so used repositories to bitbucket account.
Another option which I have is to upgrade my GitHub plan which also cost effective. Git Hub charges you per repositories and for the single repository which is going to handle by just one or two developers upgrading plan does not make sense. Instead of git hub, bitbucket provides Instead of git hub, bitbucket provides
Instead of git hub, bitbucket provides a more feasible option. When it comes to cost means bitbucket not charge you for repositories. You have created a repo on bitbucket. They will charge you on no. of users rather than repositories. Also, bitbucket private repo is free for up to 5 users.
Now think why we need to pay per repositories when we have a good option to pay per user. Most of the time we have added only three or four developers on any project or repository. If you have a big team then creating a repo on GitHub is a good option.
So when I went through above situation, I realize that I should write about this and should share on an own blog. It will be helpful to understand the process of transferring repositories.
One more option to save extra bucks. You can also setup your own gitlab server if you have a small firm and you are motive is to save money. If you don’t use more than 10 repositories then this is the best option for you to save money as well as faster access to your repositories.
Now come to the point if you are in any above situation then follow below 5 simple steps.
Step 1: Login to Bitbucket Account.
First login to your bitbucket account using your bitbucket credentials.