• 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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  • Being able to download GitHub repository backups including GitHub issues, milestones, labels etc. has been the most requested feature since we started BackHub. You can always restore backups back to GitHub, but what if GitHub is temporarily not available or if you want to quickly have a look into the issues of a GitHub repository backup and you don’t have enough free private repositories in your GitHub plan to restore it?

    For this reason we are releasing a new feature today that let’s you download all metadata associated with a repository, including GitHub issues, milestones, labels, releases, commit comments and review comments. They come as separate JSON files so you can easily search across all content in your preferred editor.

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  • We’re excited to announce a new feature called “Automatic Backups” available in the account settings. It makes life easier for everyone who wants to backup all of their repositories, including new ones they create at GitHub.

    Once activated, BackHub will check your GitHub account every day for new repositories and create backups automatically. As more backups for private repository are created and you reach the limit of your plan, BackHub will upgrade the plan for you, so there will be no interruption of service.

    If you are new to BackHub and you have lots of repositories to backup, you can use this feature for creating backups for all repositories in your account automatically - instead of clicking the backup button a couple hundred times manually.

    This feature has been requested quite often and we believe this will save you a lot of time.

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  • 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.

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