21 Mar 2014

Weather Github Downtime by Pushing to All the Places

Want to not care whether Github’s up or down at the moment?


Have faulty servers of your own? Or tend to anger people with bot armies?


Want to push to two Git Repos via a single command?


Want to do it easily via a simple .git edit?

My use case is pushing code that resides on Github as well as on Bitbucket. I want it available in both remote locations in case one is unavailable.

Here’s how you do it:

Add the two remotes as normal

git remote add origin GIT_LINK_TO_REPO

git remote add bitbucket GIT_LINK_TO_REPO

In local repo, edit .git/config. Find the entry for origin and bitbucket

[remote "origin"]
url = git@github.com:zph/zph.git
fetch = +refs/heads/*:refs/remotes/origin/*
[remote "bitbucket"]
url = ssh://git@bitbucket.org/zph/zph.git
fetch = +refs/heads/*:refs/remotes/bitbucket/*

Add a new entry using that information and urls:

[remote "all"]
url = git@github.com:zph/zph.git
url = ssh://git@bitbucket.org/zph/zph.git

Now when pushing code: git push all

Credit for this solution: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/849308/pull-push-from-multiple-remote-locations?lq=1