Migrating your repository to GitHub

Everything you need to know about moving projects to GitHub


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GitHub Learning Lab is an integrated learning experience to help you learn how to use GitHub by using GitHub. Complete courses at your own pace on collaboration, workflow, and more.

Moving your project from a legacy version control system is easy. If your project is currently on Subversion, Mercurial or another Git server, you can take it to the next level with GitHub's collaborative tools, uncompromised security, and premier third-party apps.

This course helps you seamlessly migrate a project using GitHub's importer tool. Along the way, we will also discuss important steps for preparing and sharing your project.

In this course, you’ll learn how to:

  • Prepare your project for a successful migration
  • Handle any binary files currently stored in your project
  • Create important Git files like a .gitignore
  • Import your project to GitHub

This course has a dedicated message board on the GitHub Community website. If you want to discuss this course with GitHub Trainers or other participants create a post over there. The message board can also be used to troubleshoot any issue you encounter while taking this course.

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