Skip to main contentGo back to the homepage

I am Fernando van Loenhout
A Full stack developer!


Tag github


Making a backup of your GitHub repositories

This article has been posted under the following categories: blog, backup and github

When working with GitHub, you have the advantage that everything is stored in the cloud. While this is fine for most people, it can be useful to make a local backup in the case you expect to have no internet for a certain period of time, like a vacation.

Results of the mirror (image)

Initial backup tool

Lucky for us, git already has the features build in to effectively mirror a remote repository using the mirror flag, so the only thing left for us, is getting a list of repositories to clone.