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Why are my backups inactive?

When a backup is “inactive” it is marked with a yellow border.

If you have inactive backups, you may need to either purchase a larger plan or limit access to select repositories.

Inactive GitHub repository backup

There are two possible reasons for an inactive backup.

a) A backup for this repository hasn't been created yet.

This is the case when you have set the installation for access to select repositories only, and you later add new repositories to the list of repositories the installation can access.

BackHub checks each installation for new repositories every 24 hrs. This means that backups for the new repositories will be automatically created during a 24 hr cycle. Created repositories are listed in the “active” section with a green border.

b) The backup routine for this repository has been stopped.

This occurs when you have reached the quota of your current plan and new repositories have been added either to your GitHub account for this installation or to the list of repositories this installation has access to.

To solve this issue, purchase a larger plan or limit access to select repositories for this installation for the maximum amount of your current plan.