I set this up yesterday and the process never seems to finish.
Today I have run it again. It gets to remotes/origin/MOODLE_33_STABLE instantly but after several hours it is at remotes/origin/MOODLE_37_STABLE and no progress.
Running Ubunbu 18 on a 1 GB RAM cloud server based in Moscow.
Yesterday I canned the git branch -a and proceeded to
sudo git branch --track MOODLE_39_STABLE origin/MOODLE_39_STABLE,9
No problems and Moodle 3.9 installed fine. Benchmarked Moodle at around 90 so the server performance seems fine.
Not really a problem but are others finding this step slow?