GitHub Import: How to Move Repositories Automatically

A great project management system has become kryptonite to all off-track tasks, daunting workflow, and dreadful deadlines long ago. Besides, it empowers teams to gain control over ongoing projects and focus on what matters most. These issues make any team consider transferring their data to a better project management system. Therefore, if you are thinking about importing your repositories and projects to GitHub, here are your options.

GitHub Import: Why to Choose an Automated Service?

Sometimes it's the smallest decisions that can change your project forever. If you want to move your repositories, consider Project Management MIgration Service as your GitHub data migration tool. And here is why:

  • You don’t spend any time on manual data migration.
  • Our tool has a user-friendly interface, so it’s easy to set up the migration.
  • Free testing enables you to check whether your data migrates correctly.

Moving to GitHub: The Migration Records List 

Before moving your repositories to GitHub, check out what data you can transfer:

  • Project lists (Task lists)
  • Task
  • Task comments

Note: “Created at” dates of comments and comment authors migrate in the description of task comments. 

Thus, if you have some specific records to import to GitHub, you can request customization of your data migration. Contact our support representative to learn more details.

How to Set up Automated Import to GitHub

To make your GitHub import even simpler, follow this guide: 

1. Log into your Migration Wizard account. If you don’t have one, sign up with any suitable social media account or email.

2. Choose your source platform and provide access credentials.

GitLab Source

3. The next step is to configure the platform connection.

Configure Connection GitLab

4. Select GitHub as your target platform.

GitHub Target

5. Configure your GitHub connection by defining the required repository.

Configure Connection GitHub

Note: If you want to migrate to your existing projects, click on Use GitHub project while you select your migration target. Then select the required project during Configure your GitHub connection step.

6. Choose the project management objects you would like to import to GitHub. The table below shows the name modifications that certain records will get after the data migration.

Select Object GitHub

7. Set up the mapping to make sure your data transfers correctly.

Mapping GitHub

8. Start the Demo migration to see how the service works and how your data looks like on GitHub.

Generating Demo GitHub

9. As soon as your data import has finished, click Download report next to each record to check the results.

Demo Complete GitHub

Note: Proceed to the next step if you are satisfied with the results of the demo migration. In case you want to change something, please contact us

10. Launch your Full Data Migration to import your repositories to GitHub.

Wrapping up

How to get ready for GitHub import? Check the following steps:

  • You have the required rights and access credentials to both source and target platforms.
  • Make sure you have admin rights on both project management platforms to launch the GitHub import.

That’s everything you need to know about the GitHub data import. So, you are thinking about moving your projects and repositories to GitHub soon, give Project Management Migration Service a try.

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