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What is included in a backup?

The backup includes the complete git repository, plus GitHub-related metadata associated with the repository, such as issues, milestones and so on.

We include most data available via the GitHub API associated with the repository. This currently includes:

Back up GitHub repository Git Repository
  • refs
  • branches
  • commits
  • tags
  • objects
  • logs
Back up GitHub commit comments Commit comments
  • comment text
  • creation date
  • creator
  • status open/closed
Back up GitHub releases Releases  
Back up GitHub projects Projects
  • project columns
  • project cards
Milestone Milestones
  • status open/closed
  • description
  • due date
  • associated issues
Back up GitHub Issues Issues
  • description
  • creation date
  • creator
  • status open/closed
  • comments (without reactions)
  • assignee
  • assigned labels
  • assigned milestones
Back up GitHub pull requests Pull Requests
  • description
  • creation date
  • creator
  • status open/closed
  • review comments (without reactions)
  • assignee
  • assigned labels
  • assigned milestones
book Wiki Wikis are included in the backup but cannot be automatically restored due to limitations of the GitHub API. Learn how to restore a wiki here.