Git Backup

Very simple script to back up all the repositories the user is member of on GitLab and GitHub.


In order to run the program, you will need python3 and the python libraries specified in the requirements.txt file. If you have pip3 installed, you can install the libraries with the command:

pip3 install -r requirements.txt

You will also need a GitLab and a GitHub access token and crete a file named tokens.json with the following content:

  "":"<GitLab token>",
  "":"<GitHub token>"

Finally, you must upload your ssh key to GitLab or GitHub if you have any private or internal repositories.

Running the program

To run the program, execute the file


Adding custom repositories

If you want to backup repositories from which you are not a member on the currently supported hosts, or if you want to add repositories from other hosts, you can do so creating a file named custom_directories.json with the following structure:

    "name":"<Repository name - for backup information>",
    "description":"<Repository description - for backup information>",
    "path":"<Repository path where the backup will be saved>",
    "ssh_url":"<Repository url>",
    "host":"<Repository host - for backup information and establishing saving directory>"

You can add more than one object to the array and it will backup all of the repositories. Make sure that you upload your ssh key to the hosts in case it is needed for authentification.

Future updates


The program is licensed under the GNU Affero General Public License version 3 or later (available here).