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Last Tested: March 7, 2021
Yes - there is an option to use a bare repo if you don't want to use a git provider like GitHub.
Instead of backing up files to a remote provider like Github, the bare repo implementation creates a separate folder on the Looker server which serves as the "remote".
We do not recommend this as it makes your Looker server a single point of failure for LookML file loss. Also, you lose the nice integrations that come with a git provider, such as implementing pull requests and viewing commit differences in a UI.
Note: Bare repositories will break when switching from a single node instance to a clustered instance (as the repo is stored on that single node). However, if you are already running a clustered instance it's totally fine to use bare repos as they will be stored on the shared filesystem properly.
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