Restoring your backups¶
Generally, SCM Backup creates local repositories and pulls from the remote repositories into the local ones.
Those local repositories are bare repositories, i.e. they don’t contain a working directory.
When you look inside the repository directories, you’ll see some directories and files, depending on whether it’s a Git/Mercurial/etc. repository.
Your complete history and your source code are in there - you just don’t see the actual files!
The repository is backed up without a working directory, because it’s not necessary.
All the data already exists inside the repository, a second copy of everything in the working directory would just be a waste of space.
The easiest way to restore your working directory is to clone the bare repository that SCM Backup created (called
bare-repo in the examples), which will create a clone with a working directory (called
working-repo in the examples).
For more details, please see the sub-page for the respective SCM: