Archiving a GitHub repository

You can archive, back up, and cite your work using GitHub Enterprise Server, the API, or third-party tools and services.

  • About archiving repositories

    When you archive a repository, you are letting people know that a project is no longer actively maintained.

  • Archiving repositories

    You can archive a repository to make it read-only for all users and indicate that it's no longer actively maintained. You can also unarchive repositories that have been archived.

  • Backing up a repository

    You can use Git and the API to back up your repository.

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