• You can now download the full GitHub repository including all branches directly from BackHub.

    Until now it was only possible to download a checkout of the latest commit in your master branch as a zip file. However, many users found it irritating that the download contains only files from one branch and thought the GitHub repository backup was incomplete.

    That’s why we have changed things and it is now possible to download the complete GitHub repository directly from BackHub. That comes in handy if you don’t want to restore the complete repository back to GitHub but still want to work with the repository on your local machine or transfer it to another service.

    Another minor thing we’ve changed is the filename of the downloaded zip file. It’s now using the repository’s name as a filename.

    In future we are planning to support cloning directly from BackHub servers via https.

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  • While building and running BackHub the last three years, we got lots of user feedback and learned a lot about how a backup solution for GitHub should be like.

    One major concern of larger organizations is often to hand over their most valuable data to a young and small startup in a foreign country for the purpose of creating backups.

    A distributed version of BackHub that is being run on site behind the firewall could solve this issue but would have many drawbacks in terms of maintainability and convenience.

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  • We’ve been running and improving BackHub since 2014 as part of our web development agency /gebrüderheitz GmbH & Co. KG. We’ve been growing and learning ever since and are now moving things over to a separate business entity, the so called “BackHub UG”, based in Berlin, Germany. From now on, BackHub.co is being run by BackHub UG (limited liability).

    Therefore we’re updating our terms of service and privacy policy. If you’d like to read our updated terms, you can do so here. Everything else stays the same, same conditions, same team, same service.

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  • We have renamed a couple of things in the list of repository backups and introduced a new differentiation between archived backups with upstream to the original repository at GitHub and archived backups without upstream.

    Let me explain in detail what these different states mean and how they look like:

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  • In addition to “Download Metadata” which let’s you download all metadata of your GitHub repository backup like GitHub issues, milestones and more, you can now also download the GitHub repository of a GitHub repository backup as a ZIP archive.

    The archive contains a checkout of all files from the head of your default branch in your GitHub repository. It’s much like the “Download ZIP” Button you know from GitHub.

    This is especially handy if you want to quickly have a look into your files without having to restore the whole repository back to GitHub.

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