Retro-Put Backup Directories to git as Historical Commits
This page shows you how to put your backup directories into a git repository as historical commits.
Suppose you have several backup dirs like this:
web_backup_2012-03-07 web_backup_2012-06-03 web_backup_2012-06-21 web_backup_2012-06-25 web_backup_2012-07-02 web_backup_2012-07-15 web_backup_2012-07-21
Now you want to put them on git, where each backup should become commit of corresponding date. What's the best way? (each backup is about 1.1 G, 20k files.)
① cd to the oldest dir.
② then do:
git init git add -A git commit -m "Backup date." git tag "date"
Now, it'll create a
.git dir in it.
③ Move the
.git dir to the second dir. cd to it. Then do:
git add -A git commit -m "Backup date." git tag "date"
Here's a bash script to do it:
#!/bin/bash git init GIT_DIR=$(pwd) for dir in $(find . -maxdepth 1 -name web_backup_\* | sort); do pushd $dir git add -A git commit -m "Backup for $dir." git tag $dir popd done
This answer is provided by Jeff Bowman. Thanks Jeff.
Reference: [retro create a git repository from backup dirs By Jeff Bowman. At http://stackoverflow.com/questions/12697617/retro-create-a-git-repository-from-backup-dirs/12697950 , accessed on 2012-10-02 ]
[see Git Basics]
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