Last Updated on March 8, 2024

As 2022 is nearly over it’s time to put into perspective some of the issues many DevOps specialists experienced during the last 12 months. Will this year be remembered as the year of the longest Atlassian outage? This is a tricky question, but there is no escape from the fact that for about 2 weeks many Atlassian Cloud customers were unable to operate on a daily basis. There were also a few cases of data theft – hackers steal 130 GitHub repositories from Dropbox. Toyota also fell victim to a data breach involving source code hosted on GitHub. And many more. 

There is one good thing that comes from all of these security snafus – increased security awareness and of course accelerated DevSecOps adoption. We fully support you in the process of acquiring new skills and gaining deeper insights into DevOps data protection. Below you will find a summary of our top-rated guides, cheat sheets, and articles – we hope that these resources will help you build and maintain the right security culture within your organization. Let’s start then!

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Our most popular 2022’s guides

The DevOps Guide to Backup in CI/CD: the growing number of security specialists recommend the so-called shifting left approach. They suggest that all security-oriented tasks should take place earlier in the pipeline, with the backup present at every critical stage of the software development process. Download our most popular guide and learn how to successfully adopt DevSecOps processes in your organization!

Git Backup Guide: if your organization uses GitHub, Bitbucket, or GitLab, you probably are aware that code as intellectual property is the most valuable asset inside your company. If you feel like missing arguments to explain that to your team and superiors – we have got your back(up)! Download this guide to learn more about risks, available backup options, and git backup strategy.

GitHub Backup Guide: are you looking for a comprehensive introduction to GitHub data protection? Download our guide to find out the best ways to back up and restore repositories with metadata to stay compliant and ensure safe DevSecOps processes.

Git Clone Guide: if you are looking for an in-depth introduction to the git clone command, then you don’t need to dive into the further search. Our document provides information on how to use git clone to copy repositories, branches, and why you should use git clone with SSH or HTTPS. There is also a whole chapter focused on the git clone vs. professional git backup topic.

Our most popular 2022’s cheat sheet

GitHub Backup Cheat Sheet: unlock the full potential of GitProtect DevOps backup for GitHub with our comprehensive cheat sheet full of practical tips, best practices, and deep insights into DevOps data protection.

Bitbucket Backup Cheat Sheet: start off your DevOps Backup education with this comprehensive Bitbucket Backup Cheat Sheet which features best practices for backup, restore, Disaster Recovery, security, and ransomware protection.

Eliminate data loss risk and ensure business continuity with the first TRUE Disaster Recovery software for the DevOps ecosystem.

GitLab Backup Cheat Sheet: bring your GitLab backup to the next level with this practical cheat sheet highly focused on DevOps data protection, Disaster Recovery scenarios, and security measures. Learn the best way to combine them to create a GitLab backup policy that your organization truly needs.

Jira Backup Cheat Sheet: move beyond project management skills and discover the best ways to protect your Jira data with the still-fresh Jira Backup Cheat Sheet.

Our most popular 2022’s blog posts


GitHub Backup Best Practices: to be sure that your whole GitHub environment is under reliable protection make sure to utilize as many of the best practices as possible. But what should be your first priority, when choosing DR instead of other restore scenarios? And what about the security aspect and compliance requirements?

GitHub Disaster Recovery and GitHub restore – scenarios & use cases: backup scripts (and restore too) are not a panacea. Imagine how many issues will arise when a recovery script is not working. Thus, it is better to have a real Disaster Recovery solution in place – one you can test on a daily basis and which will definitely guarantee your business continuity.

GitHub backup – why is it important to backup GitHub metadata and why you do it wrong: if data loss happens, a simple restore operation is not enough. Why? Because metadata – even if not everyone realizes it – are additional pieces of information. Hence your backup solution needs to cover the whole environment. In this article, we discuss the best approach to protect metadata, repositories, and source code within your GitHub organization.

GitHub Shared Responsibility Model and source code protection: do you sometimes feel that the Shared Responsibility Model is like a semi iceberg? You spot only the most obvious obligations, while the majority stay hidden from your eyes… Yeah, we thought so too, that’s why we took a deeper peer into GitHub Shared Responsibility Model. Here are our insights and pieces of advice on how to deploy source code protection and stay compliant with this model.


Bitbucket Backup Best Practices: here we collected the best practices to back up your Bitbucket environment so that your source code is always accessible and recoverable even in the case of the most severe Atlassian outage.

Bitbucket zero downtime backup – how to backup Bitbucket data without downtime: in this article, we will show you how to back up Bitbucket data without downtime. We will also discuss some of the best Bitbucket zero downtime backup solutions available in the market.

Bitbucket DIY Backup – overview and alternatives: find out what the Bitbucket DIY Backup solution is, which data protection issues could it solve, and how handy it is when it comes to securing your data. We’ll also discuss possible alternatives, so you can choose the most relevant one to meet your needs and requirements.

Bitbucket Server Backup Client – overview and alternatives: if you’re looking for a backup solution for your Bitbucket server, the Bitbucket Server Backup Client may look attractive and even become your first choice. However, it comes with some shortcomings and possible issues that you need to be aware of.


GitLab Backup Best Practices: check this article to find out the best practices to protect your GitLab. It will not only make every line of your source code accessible but also recoverable, which will definitely allow your team to work without interruptions and delays even during severe outages.

GitLab High Availability and GitLab Geo Options: GitLab HA and Geo Options are good in what they are supposed to do. But let’s be clear, using them doesn’t change the fact that your organization needs a professional GitLab backup in place. As your DevOps team matures you will naturally swift to multi-level protection. From this article, you will learn more about true Disaster Recovery and what else you need to cover.  

GitLab Backup to S3: Amazon S3 is one of the most popular cloud storages. It offers industry-leading scalability, data availability, security, and performance. Hence so many data protection professionals praise its use as a backup target – secondary or primary one. 

GitLab outage vs. continuous code development: if you want to ensure long-term success there is one major problem that needs to be addressed – the GitLab outage. In this article, we will introduce you to the concept of Disaster Recovery in the GitLab context and put into perspective some issues that your company could encounter in the future.


Jira Backup Best Practices: considering the high-profile Atlassian’s 2022 outage that hit many Jira users, companies are becoming aware of the need to properly secure their DevOps environments, and have Jira backup and Disaster Recovery tools in place. Now, let’s take a look at the Jira backup best practices that will help you make even every task easily accessible and quickly recoverable.

PRO security tips for Jira Admins: managing a project and keeping it consistent is not an easy task. Especially when Jira, has so many configuration options. From this article you will gain an understanding of good practices, to be able to create appropriate rules and principles that will allow maintaining control and order in a large and constantly changing DevOps environment.

Continuous integration and continuous delivery with Jira done right: in companies focused on smooth software development and software delivery, the CI/CD methodology plays a key role in their success. Jira plays an important part here – so, what are the best practices, and what makes tedious tasks more manageable?

Jira migration pros&cons and security measures: in this article, we will discuss the pros and cons of Jira migration and show you the key differences between Cloud and Server instances.

DevOps backup and DR

Your own git backup script vs. repository backup software: when it comes to workstations, servers, or virtual machines a third-party backup software is something obvious. Try to maintain VMware backup with DIY scripts – rapid restore with minimal downtime, right. It is obvious that a professional solution is a must. Then why it is so different when it comes to protecting your repositories, metadata, and source code? It shouldn’t be and in this post, we are highlighting the pros and cons of such an approach. 

Why backup GitHub, GitLab, or Bitbucket – the risk of data loss: yes, why to backup one of the most important business assets? Your superiors don’t understand what is at stake? That is why we prepared 5 top-notch arguments to use during the discussions about git backup with your C-Level executives.

Ransomware attacks on GitHub, Bitbucket, and GitLab – what you should know: git repositories targeted by bad actors? Think of it as a blue ocean strategy – so many potential targets and such a small number of competitors. From this post, you will learn what is the most effective way to protect your source code against a ransomware attack. 

Git Backup for SOC 2 Compliance: biggest pros that come with auditing? You can confidently assume that your organization, code, repos&metadata are safe and prepared for the threats resulting from ever-increasing attacks. What does your organization need to change to pass with 5-star results?

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