Question about server backups for BitBucket

I assume that a single backup from BitBucket contains all the source code check-ins that had occurred prior the moment the backup was created. So it seems to me the real benefit to a BitBucket backup is when thre has been a catastrophic loss on my end. For example, my machine was stolen and I could not find any of my backup hard disks. Had I found one with a current backup, then my machine should have the exact source code check-ins which existed on BitBucket.

Do i understand this correctly?

Thanks!

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Jason Worley Atlassian Team Mar 07, 2013

Greetings,

You are correct in your understanding. Data restoration is for disaster recovery only. That means we restore for site wide outages, not when someone accidently deletes a repo. With that, the backups are stored offsite for 30 days. Finally, as the document that follows states, distributed access usually implies there are multiple local copies.

It is always good practice to save locally and save often.

Here is a document for your reference:

https://confluence.atlassian.com/pages/viewpage.action?pageId=288658413

I hope this response was helpful.

Thank you for being a customer and happy coding! :)

Cheers,

Jason | Atlassian

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