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How do you back up your bitbucket repositories?

Is there any open source tool you can recommend? Do you back it all up manually?

I'm the founder of BackHub and we have been successfully running a GitHub backup service for the past seven years. I'm wondering if such a service would be useful to bitbucket users as well. Please let me know your thoughts. 

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Not on Cloud, but with our internal Bitbucket Server instance, we use a custom hook to push all accepted changes from Bitbucket to GitHub. Therefore, the GitHub repositories are the cloud-based backups of our actual repositories.

I'm not sure if a hook like that is available for Bitbucket Cloud (it has been rather limited in the past in this sense), but it may worth a check. 

This is a great idea, then you can just continue working in case bitbucket isn't available. Wondering about the metadata, such as pull requests and issues, are these important to you and worth backing up?

Pull requests could be useful, but I don't think you can replicate issue with great precision, because Jira issues (used by Bitbucket) are much richer than GitHub issues.

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