Export your GitHub data

Download or export backup repositories, metadata and wikis.

You can use BackHub to export your data from GitHub. The full contents of the backup can be downloaded or exported via Cloud Sync to Amazon S3.

Export via Amazon S3

The easiest way to download all your data at once is to connect an Amazon S3 bucket via Cloud Sync and download all data using the S3 CLI or your preferred client.

Find more information on how files are organized here.

Download Data

Download Files

With BackHub you can easily download files of the master branch from any of your backup snapshots.

To download the files, follow the instructions here

Another option is to clone the repository directly from BackHub servers. 

Read more about cloning here.

Download GitHub repository metadata such as issues

Besides the repository itself, you can also download the metadata associated with it. The download comes as a ZIP file containing various folders for each type of data. Metadata is stored in JSON format. 

To download metadata, follow the instructions here.

Download GitHub wiki

If you have a wiki connected to your repository, you can download that as well. 

Wikis are included in the backup of your GitHub repository. A GitHub wiki is simply a separate repository with markdown files containing your wiki pages.

To download the wiki, follow the instructions here.