Migrations

The Migrations API is only available to authenticated organization owners.

To access the Migrations API, you must provide a custom media type in the Accept header:

  application/vnd.github.wyandotte-preview+json

Start a migration

Initiates the generation of a migration archive.

POST /orgs/:org/migrations

Parameters

Name Type Description
repositories array of strings Required. A list of arrays indicating which repositories should be migrated.
lock_repositories boolean Indicates whether repositories should be locked (to prevent manipulation) while migrating data. Default: false.
exclude_attachments boolean Indicates whether attachments should be excluded from the migration (to reduce migration archive file size). Default: false.

Example

{
  "repositories": [
    "octocat/Hello-World"
  ],
  "lock_repositories": true
}

Response

Status: 201 Created
{
  "id": 79,
  "guid": "0b989ba4-242f-11e5-81e1-c7b6966d2516",
  "state": "pending",
  "lock_repositories": true,
  "exclude_attachments": false,
  "url": "https://api.github.com/orgs/octo-org/migrations/79",
  "created_at": "2015-07-06T15:33:38-07:00",
  "updated_at": "2015-07-06T15:33:38-07:00",
  "repositories": [
    {
      "id": 1296269,
      "owner": {
        "login": "octocat",
        "id": 1,
        "avatar_url": "https://github.com/images/error/octocat_happy.gif",
        "gravatar_id": "",
        "url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat",
        "html_url": "https://github.com/octocat",
        "followers_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/followers",
        "following_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/following{/other_user}",
        "gists_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/gists{/gist_id}",
        "starred_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/starred{/owner}{/repo}",
        "subscriptions_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/subscriptions",
        "organizations_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/orgs",
        "repos_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/repos",
        "events_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/events{/privacy}",
        "received_events_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/received_events",
        "type": "User",
        "site_admin": false
      },
      "name": "Hello-World",
      "full_name": "octocat/Hello-World",
      "description": "This your first repo!",
      "private": false,
      "fork": false,
      "url": "https://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World",
      "html_url": "https://github.com/octocat/Hello-World",
      "archive_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/{archive_format}{/ref}",
      "assignees_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/assignees{/user}",
      "blobs_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/git/blobs{/sha}",
      "branches_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/branches{/branch}",
      "clone_url": "https://github.com/octocat/Hello-World.git",
      "collaborators_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/collaborators{/collaborator}",
      "comments_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/comments{/number}",
      "commits_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/commits{/sha}",
      "compare_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/compare/{base}...{head}",
      "contents_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/contents/{+path}",
      "contributors_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/contributors",
      "deployments_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/deployments",
      "downloads_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/downloads",
      "events_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/events",
      "forks_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/forks",
      "git_commits_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/git/commits{/sha}",
      "git_refs_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/git/refs{/sha}",
      "git_tags_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/git/tags{/sha}",
      "git_url": "git:github.com/octocat/Hello-World.git",
      "hooks_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/hooks",
      "issue_comment_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/issues/comments{/number}",
      "issue_events_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/issues/events{/number}",
      "issues_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/issues{/number}",
      "keys_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/keys{/key_id}",
      "labels_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/labels{/name}",
      "languages_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/languages",
      "merges_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/merges",
      "milestones_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/milestones{/number}",
      "mirror_url": "git:git.example.com/octocat/Hello-World",
      "notifications_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/notifications{?since, all, participating}",
      "pulls_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/pulls{/number}",
      "releases_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/releases{/id}",
      "ssh_url": "git@github.com:octocat/Hello-World.git",
      "stargazers_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/stargazers",
      "statuses_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/statuses/{sha}",
      "subscribers_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/subscribers",
      "subscription_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/subscription",
      "svn_url": "https://svn.github.com/octocat/Hello-World",
      "tags_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/tags",
      "teams_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/teams",
      "trees_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/git/trees{/sha}",
      "homepage": "https://github.com",
      "language": null,
      "forks_count": 9,
      "stargazers_count": 80,
      "watchers_count": 80,
      "size": 108,
      "default_branch": "master",
      "open_issues_count": 0,
      "has_issues": true,
      "has_wiki": true,
      "has_pages": false,
      "has_downloads": true,
      "pushed_at": "2011-01-26T19:06:43Z",
      "created_at": "2011-01-26T19:01:12Z",
      "updated_at": "2011-01-26T19:14:43Z",
      "permissions": {
        "admin": false,
        "push": false,
        "pull": true
      }
    }
  ]
}

Get a list of migrations

Lists the most recent migrations.

GET /orgs/:org/migrations

Response

Status: 200 OK
Link: <https://api.github.com/resource?page=2>; rel="next",
      <https://api.github.com/resource?page=5>; rel="last"
[
  {
    "id": 79,
    "guid": "0b989ba4-242f-11e5-81e1-c7b6966d2516",
    "state": "pending",
    "lock_repositories": true,
    "exclude_attachments": false,
    "url": "https://api.github.com/orgs/octo-org/migrations/79",
    "created_at": "2015-07-06T15:33:38-07:00",
    "updated_at": "2015-07-06T15:33:38-07:00",
    "repositories": [
      {
        "id": 1296269,
        "owner": {
          "login": "octocat",
          "id": 1,
          "avatar_url": "https://github.com/images/error/octocat_happy.gif",
          "gravatar_id": "",
          "url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat",
          "html_url": "https://github.com/octocat",
          "followers_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/followers",
          "following_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/following{/other_user}",
          "gists_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/gists{/gist_id}",
          "starred_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/starred{/owner}{/repo}",
          "subscriptions_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/subscriptions",
          "organizations_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/orgs",
          "repos_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/repos",
          "events_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/events{/privacy}",
          "received_events_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/received_events",
          "type": "User",
          "site_admin": false
        },
        "name": "Hello-World",
        "full_name": "octocat/Hello-World",
        "description": "This your first repo!",
        "private": false,
        "fork": false,
        "url": "https://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World",
        "html_url": "https://github.com/octocat/Hello-World",
        "archive_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/{archive_format}{/ref}",
        "assignees_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/assignees{/user}",
        "blobs_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/git/blobs{/sha}",
        "branches_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/branches{/branch}",
        "clone_url": "https://github.com/octocat/Hello-World.git",
        "collaborators_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/collaborators{/collaborator}",
        "comments_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/comments{/number}",
        "commits_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/commits{/sha}",
        "compare_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/compare/{base}...{head}",
        "contents_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/contents/{+path}",
        "contributors_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/contributors",
        "deployments_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/deployments",
        "downloads_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/downloads",
        "events_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/events",
        "forks_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/forks",
        "git_commits_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/git/commits{/sha}",
        "git_refs_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/git/refs{/sha}",
        "git_tags_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/git/tags{/sha}",
        "git_url": "git:github.com/octocat/Hello-World.git",
        "hooks_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/hooks",
        "issue_comment_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/issues/comments{/number}",
        "issue_events_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/issues/events{/number}",
        "issues_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/issues{/number}",
        "keys_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/keys{/key_id}",
        "labels_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/labels{/name}",
        "languages_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/languages",
        "merges_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/merges",
        "milestones_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/milestones{/number}",
        "mirror_url": "git:git.example.com/octocat/Hello-World",
        "notifications_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/notifications{?since, all, participating}",
        "pulls_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/pulls{/number}",
        "releases_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/releases{/id}",
        "ssh_url": "git@github.com:octocat/Hello-World.git",
        "stargazers_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/stargazers",
        "statuses_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/statuses/{sha}",
        "subscribers_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/subscribers",
        "subscription_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/subscription",
        "svn_url": "https://svn.github.com/octocat/Hello-World",
        "tags_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/tags",
        "teams_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/teams",
        "trees_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/git/trees{/sha}",
        "homepage": "https://github.com",
        "language": null,
        "forks_count": 9,
        "stargazers_count": 80,
        "watchers_count": 80,
        "size": 108,
        "default_branch": "master",
        "open_issues_count": 0,
        "has_issues": true,
        "has_wiki": true,
        "has_pages": false,
        "has_downloads": true,
        "pushed_at": "2011-01-26T19:06:43Z",
        "created_at": "2011-01-26T19:01:12Z",
        "updated_at": "2011-01-26T19:14:43Z",
        "permissions": {
          "admin": false,
          "push": false,
          "pull": true
        }
      }
    ]
  }
]

Get the status of a migration

Fetches the status of a migration.

GET /orgs/:org/migrations/:id

Response

The state of a migration can be one of the following values:

  • pending, which means the migration hasn't started yet.
  • exporting, which means the migration is in progress.
  • exported, which means the migration finished successfully.
  • failed, which means the migration failed.
Status: 200 OK
{
  "id": 79,
  "guid": "0b989ba4-242f-11e5-81e1-c7b6966d2516",
  "state": "exported",
  "lock_repositories": true,
  "exclude_attachments": false,
  "url": "https://api.github.com/orgs/octo-org/migrations/79",
  "created_at": "2015-07-06T15:33:38-07:00",
  "updated_at": "2015-07-06T15:33:38-07:00",
  "repositories": [
    {
      "id": 1296269,
      "owner": {
        "login": "octocat",
        "id": 1,
        "avatar_url": "https://github.com/images/error/octocat_happy.gif",
        "gravatar_id": "",
        "url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat",
        "html_url": "https://github.com/octocat",
        "followers_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/followers",
        "following_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/following{/other_user}",
        "gists_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/gists{/gist_id}",
        "starred_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/starred{/owner}{/repo}",
        "subscriptions_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/subscriptions",
        "organizations_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/orgs",
        "repos_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/repos",
        "events_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/events{/privacy}",
        "received_events_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/received_events",
        "type": "User",
        "site_admin": false
      },
      "name": "Hello-World",
      "full_name": "octocat/Hello-World",
      "description": "This your first repo!",
      "private": false,
      "fork": false,
      "url": "https://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World",
      "html_url": "https://github.com/octocat/Hello-World",
      "archive_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/{archive_format}{/ref}",
      "assignees_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/assignees{/user}",
      "blobs_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/git/blobs{/sha}",
      "branches_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/branches{/branch}",
      "clone_url": "https://github.com/octocat/Hello-World.git",
      "collaborators_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/collaborators{/collaborator}",
      "comments_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/comments{/number}",
      "commits_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/commits{/sha}",
      "compare_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/compare/{base}...{head}",
      "contents_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/contents/{+path}",
      "contributors_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/contributors",
      "deployments_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/deployments",
      "downloads_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/downloads",
      "events_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/events",
      "forks_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/forks",
      "git_commits_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/git/commits{/sha}",
      "git_refs_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/git/refs{/sha}",
      "git_tags_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/git/tags{/sha}",
      "git_url": "git:github.com/octocat/Hello-World.git",
      "hooks_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/hooks",
      "issue_comment_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/issues/comments{/number}",
      "issue_events_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/issues/events{/number}",
      "issues_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/issues{/number}",
      "keys_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/keys{/key_id}",
      "labels_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/labels{/name}",
      "languages_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/languages",
      "merges_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/merges",
      "milestones_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/milestones{/number}",
      "mirror_url": "git:git.example.com/octocat/Hello-World",
      "notifications_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/notifications{?since, all, participating}",
      "pulls_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/pulls{/number}",
      "releases_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/releases{/id}",
      "ssh_url": "git@github.com:octocat/Hello-World.git",
      "stargazers_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/stargazers",
      "statuses_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/statuses/{sha}",
      "subscribers_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/subscribers",
      "subscription_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/subscription",
      "svn_url": "https://svn.github.com/octocat/Hello-World",
      "tags_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/tags",
      "teams_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/teams",
      "trees_url": "http://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/git/trees{/sha}",
      "homepage": "https://github.com",
      "language": null,
      "forks_count": 9,
      "stargazers_count": 80,
      "watchers_count": 80,
      "size": 108,
      "default_branch": "master",
      "open_issues_count": 0,
      "has_issues": true,
      "has_wiki": true,
      "has_pages": false,
      "has_downloads": true,
      "pushed_at": "2011-01-26T19:06:43Z",
      "created_at": "2011-01-26T19:01:12Z",
      "updated_at": "2011-01-26T19:14:43Z",
      "permissions": {
        "admin": false,
        "push": false,
        "pull": true
      }
    }
  ]
}

Download a migration archive

Fetches the URL to a migration archive.

GET /orgs/:org/migrations/:id/archive

Response

Status: 302 Found

https://s3.amazonaws.com/github-cloud/migration/79/67?response-content-disposition=filename%3D0b989ba4-242f-11e5-81e1.tar.gz&response-content-type=application/x-gzip

Delete a migration archive

Deletes a previous migration archive. Migration archives are automatically deleted after seven days.

DELETE /orgs/:org/migrations/:id/archive

Response

Status: 204 No Content

Unlock a repository

Unlocks a repository that was locked for migration. You should unlock each migrated repository and delete them when the migration is complete and you no longer need the source data.

DELETE /orgs/:org/migrations/:id/repos/:repo_name/lock

Response

Status: 204 No Content