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Steve Bertrand

NAME

Github::Backup - Back up your Github repositories and/or issues locally

SYNOPSIS

    github_backup \
        --user stevieb9 \
        --token 003e12e0780025889f8da286d89d144323c20c1ff7 \
        --dir /home/steve/github_backup \
        --repos \
        --issues

    # You can store the token in an environment variable as opposed to sending
    # it on the command line

    export GITHUB_TOKEN=003e12e0780025889f8da286d89d144323c20c1ff7

    github_backup -u stevieb9 -d ~/github_backup -r

DESCRIPTION

The cloud is a wonderful thing, but things do happen. Use this distribution to back up all of your Github repositories and/or issues to your local machine for both assurance of data accessibility due to outage, data loss, or just simply off-line use.

COMMAND LINE USAGE

-u | --user

Mandatory: Your Github username.

-t | --token

Mandatory: Your Github API token. If you wish to not include this on the command line, you can put the token into the GITHUB_TOKEN environment variable.

-d | --dir

Mandatory: The backup directory where your repositories and/or issues will be stored. The format of the directory structure will be as follows:

    backup_dir/
        - issues/
            - repo1/
                - issue_id_x
                - issue_id_y
            - repo2/
                - issue_id_a
        - repo1/
            - repository data
        - repo2/
            - repository data

The repositories are stored as found on Github. The issues are stored in JSON format.

-r | --repos

Optional: Back up all of your repositories found on Github.

Note that either --repos or --issues must be sent in.

-i | --issues

Optional: Back up all of your issues across all of your Github repositories.

Note that either --issues or --repos must be sent in.

-p | --proxy

Optional: Send in a proxy in the format https://proxy.example.com:PORT and we'll use this to do our fetching.

-h | --help

Display the usage information page.

MODULE METHODS

new

Instantiates and returns a new Github::Backup object.

Parameters:

api_user

Mandatory, String: Your Github username.

token

Mandatory, String: Your Github API token. Note that if you do not wish to store this in code, you can put it into the GITHUB_TOKEN environment variable, and we'll read it in from there instead.

dir

Mandatory, String: The directory that you wish to store your downloaded Github information to.

proxy

Optional, String: Send in a proxy in the format https://proxy.example.com:PORT and we'll use this to do our fetching.

repos

Takes no parameters. Backs up all of your Github repositories, and stores them in the specified backup directory.

issues

Takes no parameters. Backs up all of your Github issues. Stores them per-repo within the /backup_dir/issues directory.

FUTURE DIRECTION

- Slowly, I will add new functionality such as backing up *all* Github data, as well as provide the ability to restore to Github the various items.

- Add more tests. Usually I don't release a distribution with such few tests, but in this case I have. I digress.

AUTHOR

Steve Bertrand, <steveb at cpan.org>

LICENSE AND COPYRIGHT

Copyright 2017,2018 Steve Bertrand.

This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of either: the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation; or the Artistic License.

See http://dev.perl.org/licenses/ for more information.