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Can't backup project or restore github repository. How should I move my projects to a new computer?

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  • natephillips7
    Hey Charles,

    Sorry for the late response! I am just getting back to this project and that and the previous post definitely helped clear things up. Thanks for your help!

    Things seem to be running smoothly so far.

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  • CharlesParker
    here is a discussion i created regarding a new PC - and moving my project, it was actually very simple but there isn't much on Github. Either way, I faced the same challenge of not being able to find anything on moving but for the most part it's because it just works and is a simple task! Thank goodness!

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  • natephillips7
    Thanks Mike!

    I'll just do that to get it working for now and try to figure out the Github issues later, I definitely want that as a backup.

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  • mikeallenbrown
    Yup, you can just copy the workspace folder to the new machine. I do it all of the time.

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  • Can't backup project or restore github repository. How should I move my projects to a new computer?


    We built a new development machine and I want to move alpha over to it. I've tried to backup and use github to transfer it over and I'm not having success with either.

    First I can find no backup button. On the alpha website it says to go to "Tools" to find the backup option, but I cannot find backup under tools, or any other menu option. How am I supposed to backup my workspace and move it over? Should I just copy the entire workspace folders over to the new machine? I wasn't sure if backing up or using Github was the "safer" option for transferring it over.

    Secondly, I have pushed all of the projects to github for redundancy. I then go onto the new machine that has alpha installed on it, and I start a new workspace. I then go to the orange git button and click clone repository. I type in my username / password and the URL of the github repo. It creates an empty ".git" folder. After that nothing ever happens. I see no new git buttons show up on the menu and no new files in the workspace folder. When I try to clone it again it says folder "." already created.

    I then tried to use git the old fashioned way using git bash. I do git remote add origin and git pull in the workspace folder and the files from the github repo do pull down, but alpha never registers the new files. It shows nothing is in the workspace.

    At this point nothing seems to be working, should I just copy the workspace folder and paste it on the new machine? Will that have any ramifications?

    Thanks for any help!