Setting Up A Backup Plan

This article contains information, on how to set up a GitLab repository backup plan.

Backup plan creation

To create a new backup plan open the Plans tab and click the (+) Add Plan button in the top bar. After that, the system will display a new panel. Enter a name for the plan.

Backup type

Define the name of a backup plan and set the Backup type section to GitHub/GitLab/Bitbucket


In this section select the GitLab environment that you want to include in the backup process, and select the repositories to backup. Optionally, GitProtect allows you to protect the whole GitLab environment.

Data to protect

GitProtect gives you an opportunity to select the appropriate metadata, which you are interested to backup.

See also:

pageProtected GitLab Resources / Elements / Metadata

Here you can also change the Worker - a device that is directly responsible for the backup process of your repositories. You can have many workers and use different workers for each backup plan. It is worth knowing, that Cloud Worker ( cloud-installed GitProtect worker) allows you to perform Cloud-to-cloud backup, in case if you want to store your backups in the Cloud. See also the following articles, to learn more about GitProtect workers, its license and also about cloud-to-cloud backup.

pageWorker And Its licensepageCloud To Cloud Backup

Backup storage

In this part, select one of the locations assigned to your GitProtect as storage.

See also:

pageStorage Overview

Scheduler and retention

This section allows you to customize the scheduler and decide how long your data should be stored.

See also:

pageScheduler & data retention

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