From: "Randall S. Becker" <email@example.com>
To: "'Yuri'" <firstname.lastname@example.org>, "'Git Mailing List'" <email@example.com>
Subject: RE: [feature suggestion] Add 'git stash export', 'git stash import' commands to allow to backup stash externally
Date: Wed, 5 May 2021 16:07:42 -0400 [thread overview]
Message-ID: <firstname.lastname@example.org> (raw)
On May 5, 2021 3:52 PM, Yuri wrote:
>Subject: [feature suggestion] Add 'git stash export', 'git stash import' commands
>to allow to backup stash externally
>I work in a very large repository, but all of it except for my stashed items can be
>re-downloaded from the remote URL.
>Stash though is much smaller in size and is especially valuable. Its
>loss would be very expensive.
>Could you please consider adding 'git stash export', 'git stash import'
>commands so that in case of an accidental repository loss stash can be
>imported from the external backup?
I would like to suggest another option: Teach clone and fetch to transfer stash commits. They are filtered out normally. It might be straightforward to preserve the stashed commits. A mirror approach is probably not appropriate since that needs the repo to be bare and Yuri's situation is unlikely to support that. So something like --include-stashes, which would be off by default.
As a side potential defect/bug, if you fetch refs/stash, git is happy to comply and reports the HEAD update and then loses it. git show-refs does not show the stash. What I saw on the fetch was (I only had untracked files in my stash to make things more painful) as follows in 2.29.1:
$ git fetch origin refs/stash
* branch refs/stash -> FETCH_HEAD
next prev parent reply other threads:[~2021-05-05 20:08 UTC|newest]
Thread overview: 16+ messages / expand[flat|nested] mbox.gz Atom feed top
2021-05-05 19:51 [feature suggestion] Add 'git stash export', 'git stash import' commands to allow to backup stash externally Yuri
2021-05-05 20:07 ` Randall S. Becker [this message]
2021-05-05 20:11 ` Yuri
2021-05-06 2:22 ` Junio C Hamano
2021-05-06 6:07 ` Johannes Sixt
2021-05-06 6:12 ` Yuri
2021-05-06 6:43 ` Johannes Sixt
2021-05-06 6:58 ` Yuri
2021-05-06 8:38 ` Junio C Hamano
2021-05-06 8:41 ` Yuri
2021-05-06 9:09 ` Junio C Hamano
2021-05-06 10:23 ` Felipe Contreras
2021-05-06 8:40 ` Felipe Contreras
2021-05-06 8:45 ` Yuri
2021-05-06 10:45 ` Felipe Contreras
2021-05-06 14:10 ` Theodore Ts'o
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