Updates

  • 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.

  • 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 support@backhub.co.

    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.

  • 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.