Heroku: Moving existing repository to a new location

Posted by jkahn on October 10, 2012 · 1 min read

Faced this a few times now that I am on a new laptop...moving an existing repository and app to a new location. It's really a two step process:

  1. Pull the existing Git repo into the new location:

    git clone git@heroku.com:.git 
  2. Change the Heroku configuration on the existing repo (not sure if I explained that quite right):

    git remote rm heroku (this may fail, no worries)
    git remote add heroku git@heroku.com:.git

You can also use

git remote -v

to understand what is being pushed where.