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Article version: Enterprise Server 2.18

Migrating to a different Git Large File Storage server

You can migrate to a new Git Large File Storage (Git LFS) server by using the Git LFS client to fetch assets from the existing server and push them to the new location.

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Before migrating to a different Git Large File Storage server, you must configure Git LFS to use a third party server. For more information, see "Configuring Git Large File Storage to use a third party server."

  1. Configure the repository with a second remote.

    $ git remote add NEW-REMOTE https://NEW-REMOTE-HOSTNAME/path/to/repo
     
    $ git lfs env
    > git-lfs/1.1.0 (GitHub; darwin amd64; go 1.5.1; git 94d356c)
    > git version 2.7.4 (Apple Git-66)
     
    > Endpoint=https://GITHUB-ENTERPRISE-HOST/path/to/repo/info/lfs (auth=basic)
    > Endpoint (NEW-REMOTE)=https://NEW-REMOTE-HOSTNAME/path/to/repo/info/lfs (auth=none)
  2. Fetch all objects from the old remote.

    $ git lfs fetch origin --all
    > Scanning for all objects ever referenced...
    > ✔ 16 objects found
    > Fetching objects...
    > Git LFS: (16 of 16 files) 48.71 MB / 48.85 MB
  3. Push all objects to the new remote.

    $ git lfs push NEW-REMOTE --all
    > Scanning for all objects ever referenced...
    > ✔ 16 objects found
    > Pushing objects...
    > Git LFS: (16 of 16 files) 48.00 MB / 48.85 MB, 879.10 KB skipped

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