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I want to change my manually installed gitolite to the package installation, because it's easier to updates.

How can I do that, without loosing my repositories? / How can I backup my repositories, before I start playing around with gitolite installations?

Thanks, Flo

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You can use git bundle to backup each of your git repo.

Otherwise, upgrading a gitolite installation is as simple as pulling the gitolite git repo and replaying the install script.
You can see an example in my gitolite installation script, which I can replay over and over the same gitolite installation: it will upgrade it each time.

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