Introducing GitHub Organizations in BackHub

Friday this week (July 17th 2015) we’re introducing support for GitHub organizations in BackHub. That means, backups of repositories owned by an organization can be accessed by all organization owners and admins when using the new organization accounts in BackHub. If you want to test out this new feature right away, you can opt-in right here after logging in.

Backup transfer service

To make things easy, we have integrated a service to transfer backups from your personal account to an organization in the account settings of your organization.

Transfer Your Backups to a GitHub Organization

Choose a plan for your organization

Organization accounts need their own plan. Please choose a plan that is sufficient for the amount of backups to be transferred before using the transfer service.

Since you need a new plan for your organization and you might already have a personal account to backup your organization’s repositories, we are giving away the first month for free for all organization plans.

Switch context

Like in GitHub, you can easily switch the context of BackHub by choosing your GitHub user or a GitHub organization in the dropdown on the top right. The chosen context affects all views including account settings, where you can choose a plan for your organization.

Switch Between Your GitHub Organizations

Breaking change

In order to be able to adopt GitHub’s organization schema, there is a breaking change, taking effect on August 10th 2015:

In your personal account it’s currently possible to create backups of all repositories you have read access to, including repositories owned by organizations. We want to keep things clear and separate. That’s why we will stop listing repositories owned by an organization in your personal account as of August 10th 2015. Backups of repositories owned by an organization will remain in your personal account but you can transfer them to an organization account.

Support for organizations has been requested by many of you and we hope you will like it. If you have any feedback or questions, please comment here or send us an email.