• You may have noticed the gift icon in the main menu!

    It’s a little gift from us to express our gratitude for recommending BackHub to your friends and followers who sign up and start using BackHub.

    Increasing our user base gives us more resources to build new features for you.

    The great thing is, you can give the same gift to your friends as well, because they will also receive 10 forever free repository backups on their account if they use your referral link.

    To recommend BackHub to your friends, click on the little gift icon in the main menu and you will find your referral link.

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  • You can now clone any of your GitHub repository backups directly from the BackHub servers. You can also clone any of the snapshots available for a specific backup. In BackHub, open the panel of the backup you want to clone, select the snapshot in the footer of the panel, and copy the clone URL.

    Clone GitHub backup directly from BackHub servers

    For this feature to work, there must be an SSH key stored in your GitHub account. We fetch this key to authenticate the client when cloning. For new users, this feature is enabled by default. For existing users, enable it in the user settings.

    Activate clone from BackHub servers to fetch SSH-key in your GitHub account

    Note:This feature is part of our effort towards enabling you to access your GitHub backup even when GitHub is temporarily unavailable. We recommend noting down the clone URL so you can clone without relying on the web frontend.

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  • In June 2018 many of us were surprised to see Microsoft announce the purchase of the developer platform GitHub for $7.5 billion. GitHub confirmed the deal [1]. Wow! What a bomb. This is only the tenth multi-billion dollar acquisition of Microsoft in its history.

    As developers and frequent users of this platform, quite a few important questions instantly popped up. Specifically, we started asking:

    • How will this change of ownership affect us and our work at GitHub?
    • Will we be able to access our repository code in the future in the same way?
    • Should we keep our repositories there or create backups?
    • What are the alternatives to GitHub that offer the same features?
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  • Today we are excited to announce that BackHub is now available on GitHub Marketplace. It’s an all new version of BackHub that comes with a new feature called “Backup Snapshots” and is built as a GitHub App for a more solid integration, allowing granular, read only permissions in order to easily create backups of your repositories.

    Read on for more details or start right away to use the new BackHub.

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  • 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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