Gitlab-CE

We use and recommend omnibus method with latest Ubuntu LTS.

Install

Gitlab-CE Package

#Install and configure the necessary dependencies
sudo apt-get install curl openssh-server ca-certificates postfix

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#Add the GitLab package server curl -sS https://packages.gitlab.com/install/repositories/gitlab/gitlab-ce/script.deb.sh | sudo bash #install the package sudo apt-get install gitlab-ce #Configure and start GitLab sudo gitlab-ctl reconfigure

Configure

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All Gitalb related configurations are stored in /etc/gitlab/gitlab.rb

vim /etc/gitlab/gitlab.rb

Useful links:

Gitlab offers too many options. We are using:

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  1. Email sending via SMTP with AWS SES
  2. Inbound emails with Gmail IMAP
  3. Backup with Amazon S3

S3 Backup

Based on this official doc. For S3 instructions, jump here.

Backup

sudo gitlab-rake gitlab:backup:create
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Setup Cron for Automated Backup

Run

crontab -e

Add

0 2 * * * /opt/gitlab/bin/gitlab-rake gitlab:backup:create CRON=1
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Restore

Ref: Official Doc

Download latest backup from S3 or copy from old server to location /var/opt/gitlab/backups

Run

# Stop the processes that are connected to the database.
sudo gitlab-ctl stop unicorn
sudo gitlab-ctl stop sidekiq

# Verify
sudo gitlab-ctl status

# Restore
sudo gitlab-rake gitlab:backup:restore

# Restart gitlab and verify
sudo gitlab-ctl start
sudo gitlab-rake gitlab:check SANITIZE=true

Upgrade

sudo apt-get update 
sudo apt-get install gitlab-ce

Maintenance mode

Start

gitlab-ctl deploy-page up

Stop

gitlab-ctl deploy-page down

Useful

Todo

  1. Share configs
  2. main backup
  3. /etc/gitlab backup