Following latest Bitbucket incident, you may ask what could happen if the service would crash? You’ll loose all your repos? How could you prevent this?
Last year GitLab had a serious incident with one of their databases and they lost six hours of database data (issues, merge requests, users, comments, snippets, etc.) for GitLab.com.
No matter what you are using, if the service goes down, what can you do to save your data and how can you protect yourself in case of a service failure?
Let’s start with the simplest measurement you can take. We will clone all your Bitbucket repos locally.
Using Bitbucket API:
You can get a list of repos under your account. Having this list you can iterate
git clone over project names.
For this we will use the
bitbucket-backup python script, made by samkuehn.
Install Python, if you don’t have it already in your system. Download binaries here.
Clone / download
bitbucket-backup python script:
git clone https://github.com/samkuehn/bitbucket-backup.git cd bitbucket-backup
Run the script:
# use -u to specify username user to log in # use -l to specify download location # use -t to specify the team you want to download repositories from # use --http to clone repositories with https instead of ssh # see full list of parameters here https://github.com/samkuehn/bitbucket-backup/blob/master/README.md#quickstart python bitbucket-backup -u bitbucket_user -l repos --http
Enter password and wait… your repositories will be downloaded and cloned locally in
2018-01-10 09:18:38.949947 - Backing up [repo1]... 2018-01-10 09:18:41.641931 - Backing up [repo2]... 2018-01-10 09:18:43.937138 - Finished!
Running the same command again will update the existing repositories.
Even more info:
usage: bitbucket-backup [-h] [-u USERNAME] [-p PASSWORD] [-k OAUTH_KEY] [-s OAUTH_SECRET] [-t TEAM] [-l LOCATION] [-v] [-q] [-c] [-a ATTEMPTS] [--mirror] [--with-wiki] [--http] [--skip-password] [--prune] [--ignore-repo-list IGNORE_REPO_LIST [IGNORE_REPO_LIST ...]] Usage: %prog [options] optional arguments: -h, --help show this help message and exit -u USERNAME, --username USERNAME Bitbucket username -p PASSWORD, --password PASSWORD Bitbucket password -k OAUTH_KEY, --oauth-key OAUTH_KEY Bitbucket oauth key -s OAUTH_SECRET, --oauth-secret OAUTH_SECRET Bitbucket oauth secret -t TEAM, --team TEAM Bitbucket team -l LOCATION, --location LOCATION Local backup location -v, --verbose Verbose output of all cloning commands -q, --quiet No output to stdout -c, --compress Creates a compressed file with all cloned repositories (cleans up location directory) -a ATTEMPTS, --attempts ATTEMPTS max. number of attempts to backup repository --mirror Clone just bare repositories with git clone --mirror (git only) --with-wiki Includes wiki --http Fetch via https instead of SSH --skip-password Ignores password prompting if no password is provided (for public repositories) --prune Prune repo on remote update --ignore-repo-list IGNORE_REPO_LIST [IGNORE_REPO_LIST ...] specify list of repo slug names to skip
The following script is tested and working on Windows with:
- Git for Windows 12.15.1
- Python 3.6.4