Restoring Azure Repositories to Their Current App (In Place)


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You can restore the Azure repositories to their current location (in place).

Review the following considerations for in-place restores:

  • All repository data in the destination location is overwritten during restores.

  • If the project is present, then the metadata of the project is not modified.

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

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

  • All existing open pull requests are marked as abandoned, and all pull requests from the source repository are restored as-is.


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

    The DevOps page appears.

  2. Click the DevOps app.

    The DevOps 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 specific projects and repositories on the app.

    The Restore Options dialog box appears.

  5. From the Azure services list, select the Azure service to restore.

    Boards, Repos, Pipelines, Test Plans, and Artifacts are selected by default. To unselect, from the list, click the Azure service.

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

  7. Click Submit.