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From: "Randall S. Becker" <>
To: "'Yuri'" <>, "'Git Mailing List'" <>
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: <000401d741ea$5227c610$f6775230$> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <>

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
From /path-to-repo
 * branch              refs/stash -> FETCH_HEAD


  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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