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GitHub backup of metadata with BackHub

Backup GitHub Issues, Milestones and more

Backups include not only the complete repository with its branches, but also the associated metadata. That’s a great advantage over other backup solutions or local copies of your git repositories because these do not include metadata, such as issues, milestones and the like.

The metadata is not part of git versioning and therefore cannot be reverted or restored if something goes wrong. That is why we include all data that is available via the GitHub API. This currently includes:

repo-1Git Repository
  • refs
  • branches
  • commits
  • tags
  • objects
  • logs
commentCommit comments
  • comment text
  • creation date
  • creator
  • status open/closed
tagReleases  
projectProjects
  • project columns
  • project cards
milestone-1Milestones
  • status open/closed
  • description
  • due date
  • associated issues
issue-openedIssues
  • description
  • creation date
  • creator
  • status open/closed
  • comments (without reactions)
  • assignee
  • assigned labels
  • assigned milestones
git-pull-requestPull Requests
  • description
  • creation date
  • creator
  • status open/closed
  • review comments (without reactions)
  • assignee
  • assigned labels
  • assigned milestones
bookWiki 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.

Having backups of your metadata is important, especially if you use metadata for project management. They preserve valuable information that has been collected inside of issues or pull-requests.


This information can also be found in the FAQ.