BackHub

Backup your GitHub Repositories

BackHub creates daily recurring backups of all your repositories with up to 30 days of snapshots. Backups include the repository and all metadata including the wikis, issues, and pull requests associated with it.

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  • Pros: 

    Super easy to connect to Git. Very good customer care.

    Cons: 

    No storage on my personal cloud possible

    Simple and affordable product for people who like an extra layer of security

    Christian W. Atz has used this product for one year.

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Daniel HeitzMaker@dnlhtz · Making GitHub tools
Hey Product Hunters! originally, we've built BackHub to archive our repositories for closed projects in our agency and be able to restore them easily in case we need them again. We made our service publicly available about four years ago because we’ve felt it might be useful for others too and soon realised most users just wanted backups. Now we've done a big refactoring, built upon the new GitHub Apps and launched on GitHub Marketplace, so you can easily book a plan with your GitHub account. It also comes with new features, like the most wanted daily backup snapshots for 30 days. It's unlikely loosing data, even when forcing a push thanks to git reflog, but in case things get totally messed up, it's easy to restore from a backup. Also for users in your team who might not be as familiar with git, a backup can come in handy. There are other scenarios of course that could potentially lead to loss of data, from rogue employees to accidentally deleting a repository when pulling another all-nighter. Besides that, we also backup all metadata associated with the repository. It happened to me more than once that I had edited an issue and only after saving it found out that I've screwed it up and the data was gone. Since we put all our epics, stories, mockups into GitHub issues, this might mean losing a lot. For some companies having a backup is also necessary to comply with their corporate data backup policy. What other features might be useful for you? Storing backups to your own cloud storage perhaps? Please share your thoughts.