Archiving a bitbucket repository
Aim : De clutter the bitbucket dashboard which is filled with old repositories (aka a flood-of-unused-codes-preventing-you-to-get-to-your-current-project).
Story so far:
The feature request has been made 5 years back. Yes 5 long years back. Check this out —
I've got a couple repositories that I only keep up for archival reasons. It's actually slightly irritating (then again…bitbucket.org
TL:DR — Create a new team with name “archivesomething” (Obviously, archive is taken), transfer ownership to the team.
Or for a more fun and tongue-in-cheek way of doing it, check out the end of article.
For a less elaborate steps than below, checkout the article by atlassian
Ok, now the long version / Steps —
- Click on Teams in the header and select Create a team.
- Choose team name to something like archive<something>. (Since archive alone is not available). You can add only yourself and create the team.
- Now, go back to your dashboard, click on the project you’d like to archive and once you’re there, click on settings (last option in the side nav bar).
- Once you’re in settings, click on transfer repository.
- You’ll be immediately taken to accept the transfer (Since you’re the owner of the team). Once you’re done with this,
- Go back to your dashboard, repeat above steps, create another team called currentproject, and continue to move your current projects there.
- Once you’re done with that too, go back to your dashboard, click on teams, click on currentproject — And there you go — see only the projects you care for at the moment !!
Now for the tongue-in-cheek method-
I went ahead and created an account with the name “whynoarchive” and created a team “whynoarchiveatlassian”. So anybody —
- Who don’t want to delete their repository
- But also want it to be listed online (So you can search it later)
- Yet don’t want it on their personal dashboard
- and don’t want to create a team like in above steps
Can transfer it to the team “whynoarchiveatlassian” and it will be listed in the public repo there. (No, this is not a scam to get ownership of all the archived repos in the world, and sell it to highest bidders). Like I said, just a “sweet” way of letting the atlassian people know about the ignorance !!
What do you think ?