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How and why to set up a git mirror script

Today I had some issues with GitHub and the university's network. We run a Hudson continuous integration server behind a HTTP proxy that has to fetch revisions from a github repository.

But the problem was that the GitHub HTTP cloning is kind of broken at the moment. So I set up a little mirror script on my root server to mirror the GitHub repo to Gitorious.


local --git push--> GitHub --git pull--> rootserver --git push--> Gitorious --git pull: HTTP--> Hudson


Now the Hudson server can fetch from the Gitorious repo that is always in sync.

I know I could host all the stuff on my own server but I was to lazy to look up and setup all this server stuff. This solution took me about 10 minutes.

My conclusion: distributed version control is the shit!