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What can be restored?

You can restore everything that is included in the backup. However, due to limitations of the GitHub API, some data can't be restored directly or comes in a different format for practical reasons:

  • Wikis can't be restored directly back to GitHub. Please follow these instructions if you want to restore a wiki.
  • Pull requests can only be restored as issues.
  • When restoring, all issues are filed by you and have the current date stamp but we include the original author and issue date as text in the issue description.
  • We don’t link @mentions in issues or comments. If we would do so, users who have been participating might get flooded with notification emails.
  • We don't assign issues in order to avoid email notifications when restoring. The information about the original assignee is written in the issue description.