Bulk add mirror repositories to a Gitea instance by scraping repositories on GitHub.
What is a mirror repository?
Using the New Migration option will allow you to initialize a repository in Gitea from an existing repository url.
We can keep a backup of the Gitea codebase, synced every 8 hours to our local gitea instance.
Check the box This repository will be a mirror to have Gitea keep the repository up to date.
The mirror repo allows us to mirror repositories from existing sources, such your favorite open-source GitHub projects.
Mirror repositories update on cronjobs managed by Gitea.
Deno-mirror-to-gitea is a tool I wrote that will spider through GitHub users and add their relevant repositories as mirror repositories to an existing Gitea server. Gitea is a self-hosted git platform that has many great features, one of my favorites is the syncing mirror repositories.
Create a Gitea access token
Now you need to go in and create an access token for deno-mirror-to-gitea to work.
So now we have the token
Create a GitHub access token
The GitHub GraphQL v4 API requires an access token. The only permission we are going to give the token is
public_repo allowing deno-mirror-to-gitea to view only public repositories. The API is used to fetch a list of a users public repositories, repositories they’ve starred, repositories they’ve contributed to, and a list of users who they are following.
Follow this link to create a github access token: https://github.com/settings/tokens/new?description=deno-mirror-to-gitea&scopes=public_repo