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backup a gitlab user or organization

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backup a gitlab user or organization


  • GIT 1.9+


Using PIP via PyPI:

pip install gitlab-backup

Using PIP via Github:

pip install git+


CLI Usage is as follows:

usage: gitlab-backup [-h] [--host HOST] [--username USERNAME]
                     [--password PASSWORD] [--oath-token OATH_TOKEN]
                     [--private-token PRIVATE_TOKEN] [--clone-bare]
                     [--clone-lfs] [--disable-ssl-verification]
                     [--namespace NAMESPACE]
                     [--output-directory OUTPUT_DIRECTORY] [--prefer-ssh]

Backup a gitlab account

optional arguments:
  -h, --help            show this help message and exit
  --host HOST           gitlab host
  --username USERNAME   username for basic auth
  --password PASSWORD   password for basic auth. If a username is given but
                        not a password, the password will be prompted for.
  --oath-token OATH_TOKEN
                        oath token, or path to token (file://...)
  --private-token PRIVATE_TOKEN
                        private token, or path to token (file://...)
  --clone-bare          clone bare repositories
  --clone-lfs           clone LFS repositories (requires Git LFS to be
                        disable ssl verification
  --namespace NAMESPACE
                        specify a gitlab namespace to backup
  --output-directory OUTPUT_DIRECTORY
                        directory at which to backup the repositories
  --prefer-ssh          Clone repositories using SSH instead of HTTPS
  --skip-existing       skip project if a backup directory exists
  --with-membership     Backup projects provided user or key is member of

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