Updates

  • Thanks to recent Github API changes we’re now able to list private forks. They are indicated with these icons before the title of the repository in the repository list. This specific feature has been requested a couple times.

  • We have some exciting news: we just launched a complete refactoring of the app fronted. This was an important milestone for us to prepare for upcoming features and improvements.

    What has changed?

    We have combined repositories and backups into one advanced list view, from where you can see all your GitHub repositories and the associated backup in one place.

    The list view is now separated into 3 sections:

    • Repositories without backups, so you have all repositories you might want to backup in one place
    • Active, showing all repositories with active daily recurring backups
    • Inactive, showing all repositories which have a backup but are not recurring or don’t have connection to the original repository at GitHub. For instance, repositories become inactive automatically once you delete the original repository at GitHub. You can keep inactive repositories at BackHub as an archive. In case BackHub does have a connection to the original repository, you have the option to restart daily recurring backups.


    Besides the major change in the list view, we have also integrated a filter for forks, which has been requested quite often.

    We hope you like the new interface. If you have any suggestions for improvement, please drop us a line.

    What’s next?

    This refactoring was important for us to be able to deliver further improvements faster. We are now working on a new feature that will backup all new repositories in your GitHub account automatically.

    Stay tuned.

  • Today we are introducing yearly plans. This has been requested a lot, especially by our corporate users.

    Yearly plans can be a great way to simplify bookkeeping if, for example, you’re required to submit expense reports every time you use your credit card. With our new yearly plans you have to do that only once a year. 

    Having a yearly plan you can still cancel or change your plan at any time. Let’s say you are downshifting from a higher plan, BackHub will automatically calculate the difference in price and make a refund on the next bill.

  • We are happy to see more and more users joining our service to make backups of all their GitHub repositories. Especially in the last couple of weeks our user base has almost doubled. That happened faster than expected, which is nice. But that also means we need to extend our server resources and therefore have to schedule a short maintenance period quite spontaneously.

    BackHub won’t be available tomorrow, November 19th between 3:00 and 5:00 PM CET (what time is that for me?). Sorry for the inconvenience.

    For live updates please follow us at: https://twitter.com/back_hub

  • Today we introduce the often requested feature “daily recurring backups”. Once activated, BackHub automatically backs up your repository incl. associated meta data on a daily basis.

    For existing backups recurrence is deactivated. If you need an always up to date backup of your repository please login and activate “recurring daily”.

    Once you delete your repository on GitHub but keep the backup as an archive on BackHub, recurrence is automatically being deactivated.