Automated Daily Backups

This is why we created Cloudback - to continuously backup a repository and its metadata on a daily basis. By default, Cloudback captures a backup daily at a defined hour according to a defined time zone and puts a resulting archive into defined storage. You can also create a custom schedule to run your backups on non-daily basis.

automatically triggered GitHub repository backup


You can configure the exact hour you want to capture a backup every day, or define your own schedule. We recommend you to choose an hour when your repositories are not in use. For instance, it could be an early morning hour.

Here is how you can change the schedule for an individual repository:

change GitHub repository backup schedule

Also, there is an option to change the schedule for all repositories in a GitHub account via the Bulk Operations menu:

change GitHub repository backup schedule fro multiple repositories

Number of scheduled repositories

The overall number of scheduled repositories depends on a purchased GitHub Marketplace Plan and a purchased number of units. The detailed information on the available number of units can be found in the Billing profile dialog in the Main menu:

  • Repositories section:
    • Purchased: the overall number of purchased repositories
    • In use: the number of scheduled repositories
    • Remaining: the delta between the number of purchased and the number of scheduled
Cloudback user's billing profile

Time zone

Please be aware that a backup schedule is sensitive to the account time zone you define at the initial setup. Additionally, you could verify and change the time zone in the Account Settings menu:

Set up timezone to display GitHub repository backup time

Retention policy

You could configure for how long we store your backup before we wipe it completely. There are a few predefined options we consider sufficient for the majority of use-cases. The setting is available both in the card and in the Bulk Operation dialog.

Available options:

  • 30 days (default)
  • 90 days
  • 180 days
  • 360 days
  • Need more? Let us know!

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