New Feature: Download Metadata associated with your GitHub repository

by Daniel Heitz | Last updated on July 12, 2022

Being able to download GitHub repository backups including GitHub issues, milestones, labels etc. has been the most requested feature since we started BackHub. You can always restore backups back to GitHub, but what if GitHub is temporarily not available or if you want to quickly have a look into the issues of a GitHub repository backup and you don’t have enough free private repositories in your GitHub plan to restore it?

For this reason we are releasing a new feature today that let’s you download all metadata associated with a repository, including GitHub issues, milestones, labels, releases, commit comments and review comments. They come as separate JSON files so you can easily search across all content in your preferred editor.

You’ll find the button for downloading the GitHub metadata next to the restore button in the details view of a backup:


This is just the first milestone. We are currently working on making it possible to download the GitHub repository as well. We’re curious about your feedback.

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