I have the branch master which tracks the remote branch origin/master.
I want to rename them to master-old both locally and on the remote. Is this possible? For other users who tracked origin/master (and who always updated their local master branch via git pull), what would happen after I renamed the remote branch? Would their git pull still work or would it throw an error that it couldn't find origin/master anymore?
Then, further on, I want to create a new master branch (both locally and remote). Again, after I did this, what would happen now if the other users do git pull?
I guess all this would result in a lot of trouble. Is there a clean way to get what I want? Or should I just leave master as it is and create a new branch master-new and just work there further on?