Hi Konstantin Khomoutov , Thank you for your reply. Manual clone is not
preferred as we have 700+ git repos and that will take months to do. Is
there any automated way to do the clone?
On Monday, March 21, 2016 at 4:16:23 PM UTC+5:30, Konstantin Khomoutov
> On Mon, 21 Mar 2016 02:49:04 -0700 (PDT)
> > how to configure a read-only copy of a remote Git repository on a
> > local server in bare mode and automatically synchronize its contents.
> > I need to configure a mirror of the repository hosted at another
> > location and the mirrored repository should automatically perform
> > syncing of code at regular intervals.
> A mirror clone is done in a very boring way -- by passing the
> "--mirror" command-line option to `git clone`.
> In this mode, `git clone` will configure the resulting local repository
> in such a way that a mere call to `git fetch origin` will do a full
> one-way sync with the source remote repository.
> Performing synchronization at regular interval is done via scripting
> the `git fetch origin` call making your OS's scheduler run this script
> using whatever schedule you will configure.
> Making the repository read-only is the only tricky part in fact.
> This mostly amounts to the fact Git itself does not provide any
> authentication and authorization, and -- by extension -- access
> control. To add to the picture, Git repositories may be served using
> a multitude of options (HTTP, SSH, Git's own server).
> The native Git wire protocol (git://) served by the `git-daemon`
> program is already read-only unless you tweak the repository's
> configuration (see that program's manual page for exact detais),
> so if you intend to serve your repository using `git-daemon`, that's
> all you will need to set up.
> Otherwise I'd probably recommend to install a simple pre-receive hook
> into your repository which would output "Write access denied" to its
> standard error stream and exit with a non-zero exit code. That is,
> something as simple as
> printf 'Write access denied\n' >&2
> exit 1
> This will reject all pushes from remote repositories right away.
> Consult the githooks manual page for more info on hooks.
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