You can archive, back up, and cite your work using GitHub Enterprise, the API, or third-party tools and services.

About archiving repositories

When you archive a repository, you are letting people know that a project is no longer actively maintained.

Archiving repositories

You can archive a repository to make it read-only for all users and indicate that it's no longer actively maintained. You can also unarchive repositories that have been archived.

Backing up a repository

You can use the API to download and back up your repository manually.