Obsidian Git - Plugin for automatic vault backup with git

Hey people! Created a plugin to automatically backup your vault into git. Git itself needs to be installed and git repository needs to be initialized in the vault directory, but in near future I plan to add an option to initialize git repo from within Obsidian UI.

Let me know what you think and any feedback is welcome! :heart:

Link: https://github.com/denolehov/obsidian-git

Obsidian Git

Simple plugin that allows you to backup your Obsidian (https://obsidian.md) vault to a remote git repository (e.g. private repo on GitHub).
Synergises well with GitJournal mobile markdown note taking app.


  • Backup vault repo every X minutes
  • Automatically pull changes on Obsidian startup
  • Hotkey to pull changes (only master branch)
  • Hotkey to commit/push changes (with customizable commit message) (only master branch)

Built for Obsidian 0.9.7 with Obsidian Plugin API (alpha). But further support is planned.


I’ve installed the plugin, but am not able to get to the setup page.

I’m on the latest version (v0.9.15)
I’ve tried uninstalling and reinstalling the plugin, and re-starting obsidian. Not sure what else to try.

Looking for some other ideas.

Yes, I’m having the same issue as well. Please can someone clarify how to initialise the settings once the plugin has been installed? Thanks!

I’m having the same issue, but I think it has to do with the fact that I haven’t installed Git. The status bar is showing git:checking repo status...