You can use the API to download and back up your repository manually.
Downloading content manually
You can download and back up your repositories manually:
- To download a repository's Git data to your local machine, you'll need to clone the repository. For more information, see "Cloning a repository."
- You can also download your repository's wiki. For more information, see "Cloning wikis locally to your computer."
When you clone a repository or wiki, only Git data, such as project files and commit history, is downloaded. You can use our API to export other elements of your GitHub Enterprise repository to your local machine:
Creating backups of downloaded content
Once you have a local version of all the content you want to back up, you can create a zip archive and copy it to an external hard drive and/or upload it to a cloud-based backup service such as Google Drive or DropBox.