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How can I restore a backup?

1. Install BackHub restore app

Before you can restore a backup, the BackHub restore app must be installed.

For restoring a backup, writing permission to your GitHub account is necessary and therefore the BackHub restore app is installed separately so you can remove the app and it’s permissions after the restore has been completed.

Go to the GitHub App directory and start the installation. During the installation process, please allow access to “All repositories”. This is necessary because it’s the only way to get access to a newly created repository instantly.

Allow access to all repositories

2. Initiate restore

In BackHub, search for the repository you’d like to restore. Click on the panel to open the details. In the footer of the panel, choose the snapshot you’d like to restore from, then click “Restore”.

Choose a snapshot of a GitHub repository backup to restore

Head over to your GitHub account and check the restored repository. It may take a couple of minutes up to an hour for the restore to complete, depending on the size of your repository.

Dialog with settings to restore GitHub repository backup

3. Remove restore app

After the restore has been completed, you can remove the BackHub restore app and it’s permission. Head over to the app settings at GitHub and choose the organization from wich you want to remove the app. Removing the restore app increases the security of your account.