What does Rewind Backup for Github

What is included in a backup?

Rewind Backups consist of the complete git repository, including all branches, plus GitHub related metadata associated with the repository, such as issues, milestones, and more:

Git Repository

  • refs
  • branches
  • commits
  • tags
  • objects
  • logs

Commit comments

  • comment text
  • creation date
  • creator
  • status open/closed

Releases *

Projects

  • project columns
  • project cards

Labels

Milestones

  • status open/closed
  • description
  • due date
  • associated issues

Issues *

  • description
  • creation date
  • creator
  • status open/closed
  • comments (without reactions)
  • assignee
  • assigned labels
  • assigned milestones

Pull Requests *

  • description
  • creation date
  • creator
  • status open/closed
  • review comments (without reactions)
  • assignee
  • assigned labels
  • assigned milestones

Pull requests are included in the backup, but can only be restored as issues due to limitations of the GitHub API.

Wikis

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.

 * Note: When you include an image or another attachment such as ZIP-Files, the file is uploaded to GitHub’s CDN and then referenced by the URL in the issue or comment. The URL for the attachment is included in the backup, but the file itself is fetched from GitHub’s CDN.