tag: gitlab

Migrating GitLab from one server to another (with external postgres)

So I have a gitlab server, it’s running on https://git.volkor.me/ I use it for my personal projects, along with learning how to properly setup environments and such. Pre-Migration Ensure the old server is up to date. sudo apt update && sudo apt dist-upgrade Create a backup sudo gitlab-rake gitlab:backup:create copy this backup to the new server scp /var/opt/gitlab/backups/XXXXXXXXX_gitlab_backup.tar NEW_SERVER_IP:~ Setup Actually Install gitlab on the new server now Create the user and database in postgres, with the same user/pass and such (READ NODE AT THE BOTTOM) ensure you’ve copied the gitlab.