This method requires that you have shell access to the git-server of your cloned repository you want to save.
Step 1: Gain access to git-server as git user. if you dont have such: then you can use any location you want for recreating the repository from wich you clone. just initialize the <somename>.git some where you have access to.
Step 2: re-create *.git directories that you want to restore. they should be bare initialized
mkdir <repository name>.git
cd <repository name>.git
git init –bare .
git symbolic-ref HEAD refs/heads/master
Step 3: clone the repository in question: git clone gitUser@gitServer:repo-name.git
Step 4: check the configuration from .git/config. what you need to check is that the git-server name and repository name is ok.
Step 5: check branch via git branch -a see is there main or master branch
Step 7: Local clone should be restored with: git reset –hard <branch name>
Step 8: Add all needed files with git add as normally would
Step 9: Make ’new’ commit with restored files, make some minor space change for example to make git to push items to server.
Step 10: just issue git push, and you should have restored the repository with all the version info etc.
Step 11: VERIFY that you are good to go by doing completely new clone from the repo you just restored with git clone <git uri> and see that it rocks BEFORE doing anything else.