About a month ago we have introduced GitHub Organizations in BackHub. During a four weeks migration period, repositories owned by organizations you are associated with have been listed alongside your personal repositories.
Today this migration period ends. In order to create new backups of repositories owned by any of your organizations, please use a BackHub organizations account. Existing backups will remain in your personal account, or you can easily transfer them to the organization’s account using the transfer service in the account settings of your organization.
Another important change is that we will stop listing repositories you are collaborating on and that are owned by another GitHub user. We believe that the repository owner should be responsible for backups.
We want to keep things simple. From today on the repositories list works as follows:
If you have questions or need help to transition to an organizations account, please contact us.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
You can now add and change invoice details in your account settings. Add specific contact or tax information to your invoices, like your full business name, VAT identification number, or address of record.
Changed invoice details will only affect future invoices. If you want to change invoice details of past invoices, please contact email@example.com.
Besides that, invoices are now emailed to your GitHub primary email address. You can change the email address for receiving invoices in your account settings. This is especially useful for enterprise users who want to send invoices directly to bookkeeping without having to save and forward them manually.
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.
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:
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.
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.