Hi, I was wondering what the potential issues or problems which could occur when either transferring a repository from both an organisation or another collaborator?
From researching online I’ve found two potential issues:
- GitHub does not automatically redirect GitHub Pages traffic
- “If you create a new repository under your account with the same name as the transferred repository, existing redirects to the transferred repository will break. Instead, use a different name for the new repository”. Can anything else cause this repository to break?
This URL here: https://help.github.com/articles/about-repository-transfers/ states what can be transferred.
Are there any recommendations before starting a transfer?(e.g. backup) Is it possible to recover from a broken repository? Is there any way to find out if transfer was successful (for example logs or audit)? What are recommended steps for testing the transfer worked?