Self hosting a git repository

Summary

git, a free and open source distributed version control system, has a number online services for hosting projects. When control over data or additional features are required, self-hosting a git repository may be a better choice. With a simple Internet connected Linux server running SSH, setting up a remote git repository is easy to do.

On the remote server:

mkdir git
cd git
mkdir jasonmurray.org.git
cd jasonmurray.org.git/
git init --bare

On the local source:

cd ~/jasonmurray.org
git init
git add .
git commit -m 'initial commit'
git remote add origin [email protected]:/home/jemurray/git/jasonmurray.org.git
git push origin master
git status

Details

On the remote server

Keep the configuration simple by putting the git repository in the users $HOME directory:

[email protected]:~$ pwd
/home/jemurray

Create a directory to store all git repositories:

[email protected]:~$ mkdir git
[email protected]:~$ cd git

Create the git project:

[email protected]:~/git$ mkdir jasonmurray.org.git
[email protected]:~/git$ cd jasonmurray.org.git/

Initialize a bare git repository:

[email protected]:~/git/jasonmurray.org.git$ git init --bare
Initialized empty Git repository in /home/jemurray/git/jasonmurray.org.git/

Confirm the repo is created:

[email protected]:~/git/jasonmurray.org.git$ ls -al
total 40
drwxr-xr-x 7 jemurray jemurray 4096 Jun 12 01:33 .
drwxr-xr-x 3 jemurray jemurray 4096 Jun 12 01:33 ..
drwxr-xr-x 2 jemurray jemurray 4096 Jun 12 01:33 branches
-rw-r--r-- 1 jemurray jemurray   66 Jun 12 01:33 config
-rw-r--r-- 1 jemurray jemurray   73 Jun 12 01:33 description
-rw-r--r-- 1 jemurray jemurray   23 Jun 12 01:33 HEAD
drwxr-xr-x 2 jemurray jemurray 4096 Jun 12 01:33 hooks
drwxr-xr-x 2 jemurray jemurray 4096 Jun 12 01:33 info
drwxr-xr-x 4 jemurray jemurray 4096 Jun 12 01:33 objects
drwxr-xr-x 4 jemurray jemurray 4096 Jun 12 01:33 refs

Copy the full path of the repository for the next steps:

[email protected]:~/git/jasonmurray.org.git$ pwd
/home/jemurray/git/jasonmurray.org.git

On the local workstation

Initialize the master source git repository:

[email protected]:~/Documents/www-personal/current/jasonmurray.org $ git init
Initialized empty Git repository in /Users/jemurray/Documents/www-personal/current/jasonmurray.org/.git/

Add files to the new git repository:

[email protected]:~/Documents/www-personal/current/jasonmurray.org $ git add .

Create the initial commit:

[email protected]:~/Documents/www-personal/current/jasonmurray.org $ git commit -m 'initial commit'
[master (root-commit) 391fc5b] initial commit
 Committer: Jason Murray <[email protected]>

 826 files changed, 64344 insertions(+)
 create mode 100644 .DS_Store
 create mode 100644 archetypes/default.md
 create mode 100644 archetypes/ondeck.md
 create mode 100644 archetypes/posts.md
 create mode 100644 config.toml
 create mode 100644 config.toml-hermit
 create mode 100644 config.toml-hugoCoder
 create mode 100644 config.toml-minimal
 create mode 100644 content/.DS_Store
 ...

Add the remote repository:

[email protected]:~/Documents/www-personal/current/jasonmurray.org $ git remote add origin [email protected]:/home/jemurray/git/jasonmurray.org.git

Push files to the remote repository:

[email protected]:~/Documents/www-personal/current/jasonmurray.org $ git push origin master
Enumerating objects: 1049, done.
Counting objects: 100% (1049/1049), done.
Delta compression using up to 12 threads
Compressing objects: 100% (904/904), done.
Writing objects: 100% (1049/1049), 102.76 MiB | 1.21 MiB/s, done.
Total 1049 (delta 391), reused 0 (delta 0)
remote: Resolving deltas: 100% (391/391), done.
To shell.jasonmurray.org:/home/jemurray/git/jasonmurray.org.git
* [new branch]      master -> master

Check the status:

[email protected]:~/Documents/www-personal/current/jasonmurray.org $ git status
On branch master
nothing to commit, working tree clean

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2020-06-13 17:37 -0500

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