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Article version: Enterprise Server 2.19

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.

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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