Hello Gitlab community,
I have the following problem and would appreciate some help.
Currently, I have a GitLab instance the version is Community Edition 11.0.0. I have installed a new GitLab instance (Community Edition 15.5.4) and wanted to move some existing repositories to the new server. I exported the project on the old server and then tried
to import the project on the new server. I select the project.tar.gz
file and get the error below
To remove any problems with incompatible gitlab-ce versions, I exported a project from gitlab-ce 15.5.4 and then tried to import it, with the same error. The exported file is a valid .tar.gz file
How are you exporting the project exactly? Via clicking project → Settings → General → Advanced and then the export button. Or are you downloading it using the download option from main project screen and then selecting tar.gz?
I have just managed to successfully export on Gitlab 15.5.4 and import without problems. But I use the option under Settings → General → Advanced and then click the export button. Later once it finished I downloaded the export from the link provided under Settings → General → Advanced → Export section
Thanks, I export via Click project, Settings → General → Advanced and then the export button. I do not receive an email with a link so after a while I use the download export option which gives a filename of date_time_user_project_export.tar.gz. Which looks like what you do
Yep, that’s what I did. My test instance isn’t configured for email, so I just clicked the button. I then imported it perfectly fine on my test instance. Let me try on gitlab.com to see if it imports there.
EDIT: yes it worked fine on gitlab.com as well. Sounds like something is wrong on your install if it cannot export, although I have no idea what. For me it just works.
Thanks again, one last thing are you using nginx ? I’m using apache
Using built-in nginx that comes with Gitlab.