Back up GitHub repository

To back up Git repositories on GitHub, use ‘git clone’ in GitBash:

  • Start GitBash
  • Run:

git clone
  • All the branches will be available e.g.

cd dsm
git branch -a
* master
remotes/origin/HEAD -> origin/master

Back up GitHub issues

To back up GitHub issues:

To back up GitHub issues via the command-line:

  • Start GitBash
  • Run:

curl -o
  • Check:

head distance-consultancy-issues.json

Back up SourceForge CVS repository

To back up the MCDS CVS repository on SourceForge, use rsync, which is supported by GitBash:

  • Start GitBash
  • Run:

mkdir distance-sf-cvs
rsync -av rsync://* distance-sf-cvs
  • Check:

ls distance-sf-cvs
CVSROOT  foptim  mcds  mrds
  • You can also check the back up by using your CVS client and using distance-sf-cvs as CVSRoot. For example, using the Free Software Foundation CVS client:
    • Select Start => All Programs => Accessories => Command Prompt
    • Run:

cvs.exe -d "C:\Application Development\distance-sf-cvs" co mrds

Back up Bugzilla bug reports

To back up Bugzilla bug reports:

  • Browse to Bugzilla
  • Click Search
  • Set Status: All
  • Set Product: All
  • Click Search
  • Click XML
  • Save file e.g. bugzilla-export.xml

This saves the complete bug reports as an XML document. It does not save attachments.

See Bugzilla:Move Installation for how to completely back up Bugzilla. This requires access to the server upon which Bugzilla is running.