Backup Path is ignored

Hey guys,

I have the latest omnibus package installed (10.8.3-ce.0) and want to change the default backup path. However on doing so nothing changes.

This is my gitlab.rb section concerning backups:

# gitlab_rails['manage_backup_path'] = true
# gitlab_rails['manage_backup_path'] = false
# gitlab_rails['backup_path'] = "/var/opt/gitlab/backups"
gitlab_rails['backup_patḧ́'] = '/home/backups/gitlab/data'

###! Docs:$
# gitlab_rails['backup_archive_permissions'] = 0644

# gitlab_rails['backup_pg_schema'] = 'public'

(the rest is unmodified)

Now the problem is, that when running sudo gitlab-ctl reconfigure I get these two lines when grepping for ‘backup’:

  * storage_directory[/var/opt/gitlab/backups] action create
    * ruby_block[directory resource: /var/opt/gitlab/backups] action run (skipped due to not_if)

And expectedly when running sudo gitlab-rake gitlab:backup:create, backups get placed in /var/opt/gitlab/backups instead of the configured folder.

The permissions/ownerships of /home/backup/gitlab:

drwxrwx--- 3 root git  4096 Jun  3 12:54 gitlab

(I’ve also tried setting it to git:git with no difference.)

I’ve been sitting on this for two hours now and it just drives me crazy why the heck the setting is ignored on reconfiguring.