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How can I restore a backup?

The BackHub restore app must be installed before you can restore a backup.

For restoring a backup, write permission to your GitHub account is necessary. The BackHub restore app is installed separately so that you can remove the app and its permissions after the restore has been completed.

1. Install BackHub Restore app

  1. Go to the GitHub App directory and start the installation.
  2. During the installation process, allow access to "All repositories". This is the only way to get instant access to a newly created repository. Allow access to all repositories

2. Initiate restore

  1. In BackHub, search for the repository to restore.
  2. Click the panel to open the details.
  3. In the panel footer, choose the snapshot to restore from.
  4. Click "Restore". Choose a snapshot of a GitHub repository backup to restore
  5. Open 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 its permission. This increases the security of your account.

  1. Open the app settings at GitHub.
  2. Choose the organization from which to remove the app.