BBCloner (Bitbucket Cloner) creates mirrors of your public and private Bitbucket Git repositories and wikis. It also synchronizes already existing mirrors. Initial mirror setup requires you manually enter your username/password. Subsequent synchronization of mirrors is done using Deployment Keys.
- Clone / mirror / backup public and private repositories and wikis.
- No need to store your username and password to update clones.
- Exclude repositories.
- No need to run an SSH agent. Uses passwordless private Deployment Keys. (thus without write access to your repositories)
WARNING: Do NOT add a passwordless SSH key in your Account's SSH keys. Add them as Deployment keys to separate repositories. Deployment keys have only read-only access. Account keys have full write access, thus compromising your source code if your backup machine is compromised.
Requirements and Installation
If you're downloading an official tar.gz, zip or .deb release, bbcloner requires the following:
- Python 2.6+
The Debian/Ubuntu package automatically satisfies these dependencies.
Source install (.tar.gz)
If you're installing from source:
- Download the .tar.gz file from the download page.
$ tar -vxzf bbcloner-*.tar.gz
$ cd bbcloner-* && sudo ./install.sh
Debian / Ubuntu package
Installing the Debian/Ubuntu package:
- Download the .deb file from the download page.
Install the package:
$ sudo dpkg -i ./bbcloner-*.deb
From the Git repository
If you're cloning the repository directly:
Get the repository
$ git clone firstname.lastname@example.org:fboender/bbcloner.git
pip install requests
Usage: ./bbcloner.py <path> Bitbucket Cloner. Clone or update mirrors of Git bitbucket repos into <path> Options: --version show program's version number and exit -h, --help show this help message and exit -k SSHKEY, --key=SSHKEY Path to passwordless SSH deployment key.(default: ~/.ssh/bbcloner_rsa) -u USERNAME, --user=USERNAME Bitbucket username. If not specified, only updates existing mirrors.If you don't specify --password, it will prompt for a password. -l, --link LINK_TYPE Use LINK_TYPE for cloning repositories. LINK_TYPE: git or http. Default: git -p PASSWORD, --password=PASSWORD Bitbucket password --skip=SKIP Comma separated list of repo names to skip when creating new mirrors. Existing mirrors with this name will still be updated -n, --no-update Do no update existing mirrors, only clone new ones -w, --no-wiki Do no clone wikis -s, --silent Only show errors -t, --tolerant Only report update error if the repo failed last time bbcloner was run
Generate a new passwordless private / public SSH key:
$ ssh-keygen Generating public/private rsa key pair. Enter file in which to save the key: /home/fboender/.ssh/bbcloner_rsa<ENTER> Enter passphrase (empty for no passphrase):<ENTER> Enter same passphrase again: <ENTER>
Add the public SSH key as a Deployment Key for each repository you wish to mirror.
Initially, or whenever you've created new repositories in Bitbucket, manually run
bbclonerwith your username/password:
$ mkdir /home/fboender/gitclones/ $ bbcloner -n -u fboender /home/fboender/gitclones/ Cloning new repositories Cloning project_a Cloning project_a wiki Cloning project_b
Subsequently, to synchronize your mirrors:
$ bbcloner /home/fboender/gitclones/ Updating existing mirrors Updating /home/fboender/gitclones/project_a.git Updating /home/fboender/gitclones/project_a-wiki.git Updating /home/fboender/gitclones/project_b.git
You can use the following cronjob to automatically synchronise your mirrors once every 6 hours:
$ crontab -e 0 */6 * * * bbcloner -s /home/fboender/git/
Using mirrored repositories
In case of downtime of Bitbucket, and you don't have a clone of a remote repository already, you can clone the mirror:
$ git clone /home/fboender/gitclones/project_a.git/ Cloning into project_a... done.
Or, from a remote machine via SSH:
$ git clone ssh://example.com/home/fboender/gitclones/project_a.git Cloning into 'project_a'... X11 forwarding request failed on channel 0 remote: Counting objects: 634, done. remote: Compressing objects: 100% (274/274), done. remote: Total 634 (delta 215), reused 634 (delta 215) Receiving objects: 100% (634/634), 87.36 KiB, done. Resolving deltas: 100% (215/215), done.
If you're going to make commits in a checkout of a mirror, be sure to remove the mirror as an remote origin and add the Bitbucket remote origin before you push:
$ cd project_a $ git remote rm origin $ git remote add origin email@example.com:fboender/project_a.git $ git push remote: bb/acl: fboender is allowed. accepted payload.
- No support for Hg.
- Bitbucket's REST API is currently broken, so you have to manually add Deployment Keys to each of your repositories.
- No support for backups of Issues.
Patches are welcome.
bbcloner is licensed under the following (MIT) license:
Copyright (C) 2013-2015 Ferry Boender firstname.lastname@example.org
Permission is hereby granted, free of charge, to any person obtaining a copy of this software and associated documentation files (the "Software"), to deal in the Software without restriction, including without limitation the rights to use, copy, modify, merge, publish, distribute, sublicense, and/or sell copies of the Software, and to permit persons to whom the Software is furnished to do so, subject to the following conditions:
The above copyright notice and this permission notice shall be included in all copies or substantial portions of the Software.
THE SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED "AS IS", WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NONINFRINGEMENT. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE AUTHORS OR COPYRIGHT HOLDERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY CLAIM, DAMAGES OR OTHER LIABILITY, WHETHER IN AN ACTION OF CONTRACT, TORT OR OTHERWISE, ARISING FROM, OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE SOFTWARE OR THE USE OR OTHER DEALINGS IN THE SOFTWARE.