René Jochum

Blog of René Jochum - A FOSS enthusiast who's programming since 2002.

vcs-mirrors: Git/Bazaar/SVN mirroring

As Gitlab CE (Community Edition) does not support Mirroring people came up with external tools, one i found fast is: gitlab-mirrors but i had troubles with it (it did always prune) so i decided to write my own python-only fork of it.

I came up with vcs-mirrors which i released on PyPi.


  • Python 3.5+ (Debian Stretch+, Ubuntu Xenial+)
  • virtualenv if you don’t want to mess with System Python
  • git-remote-bzr for Bazaar support


  • Mirror different types of source repositories: Bazaar, Git, Subversion. Mirror all into git.
  • GitLab mirror adding.
    • When adding a mirror if the project doesn’t exist in GitLab it will be auto-created.
    • Set project creation defaults (e.g. issues enabled, wiki enabled, etc.)
  • Github mirror adding.
    • Same as with Gitlab.
  • mirror anything to Git (not just Gitlab and Github).
  • Update a single mirror.
  • Update all known mirrors.