How to use GIT version control with your backup account

 

Git is a distributed version control system and helps to address a number of important and topical problems, such as:

  • having multiple versions of one file or a group of files edited by a group of people with an ability to save all versions - from early ones to latter ones
  • avoiding of important files overwriting
  • tracking revision history (each change is prompted to be documented)

You can use Git to maintain any set of files (for example, a website's files and assets, a software development project, or simple text files). For more information, read Git's documentation.

 

 

With implementing git version control system, all of your changes will be under control. Originally, it was created to manage the Linux kernel source code, and nowadays, it is in active use by many developers globally.

Git is pre-installed on our Backup Storage servers.

 

The public path to git is as follows:

https://backup-xxxxxx.woktron.com/git

 

You may need to install GIT on your local computer as well. Our recommendation is to use one of the following software packages:

  • Tortoise git for Windows
  • Atlassian Sourcetree for Mac
  • Vanilla Git for Linux system

 

Deployment of a repository

Login to your backup storage control panel. Please refer to your welcome mail for your login information. Additionally, you can refer to this article for login instructions .

When logged in click on the services menu on your left hand and finally click on the GIT Repositories menu. You will be greeted by the screen you can see below.

 

To create a new GIT repository enter a Repository Name and select the users you wish to grant access to the repository. Take care with the checkbox "allow anonymous read access?" as it allows anyone to read the contents of the repository.

You'll now be able to view and add commits to your repository from the front end at backup-xxxxxx.woktron.com/git.

  • 0 Users Found This Useful
Was this answer helpful?

Related Articles

Resolving FTP problems

  Resolving problems with a blocked FTP port As explained in related knowledgebase articles,...

Enable SSL for your backup storage account

  Enabling SSL encryption for your FTP backup storage account is very straightforward and can be...

Backup Service

Virtual Private Servers and Dedicated servers have large storage capabilities. Users can...

Additional Users for backup storage

The Edit Users page gives you an overview of the existing users in your account with their...

How to use webDAV with your backup storage account

  What is webDAV? Web Disk (also known as WebDAV) is a protocol that is used for easily...