Restoring a GitHub Repository Group to a Different Repository Hosting Service (Out of Place)


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You can restore a GitHub repository group out of place to a different repository hosting service, such as Azure DevOps.


  1. From the navigation pane, go to Protect > DevOps.

    The DevOps page appears.

  2. Click the GitHub app.

    The GitHub app page appears.

  3. Under Repository groups, in the row for the repository group, click the action button , and then click Restore.

    The Backup Content page appears.

  4. Select the content to restore, and then click Restore.

    You can select the entire organization or the individual repositories.

    The Restore options dialog box appears.

  5. To restore to a different app, click the Out of place tab.

  6. From the Destination app list, select the app to restore the repository to.

    For example, select an Azure DevOps app.

  7. In the No of streams box, enter the number of streams to use for the restore.

  8. Organization name: Enter the destination organization name.

  9. Project name: Enter the project name.

    For example, enter Azure DevOps project name.

  10. Click Submit.


  • All repository data in the destination location is overwritten by the restored data.

  • If the repository is present, then the name, description, and visibility are not modified.

  • If the repository is not present, a new repository is created with the same name, description, and visibility as the source repository.