Gitlab CE version 11.11.0 to 14.9.3

I’m currently using gitlab ce 11.11.0 in my linux server, I wants to upgrade latest version 14.9.3 so need any other quick activity apart from the document because i have already tried to upgrade using gitlab documents. one miner version upgrade it ll take too long, so kindly share any other easy way to upgrade,

Unfortunately there is no other way, you have to follow the upgrade documentation. Unfortunately yes considering the fact you haven’t done upgrades for a long time, then it will take a long time for you to follow the upgrade path to get to the latest version. If you attempt to do it any other way, you will break your installation. The upgrade path must be followed.

Had you been upgrading regularly then it would have been much quicker. A normal minor upgrade doesn’t take more than 5-10 minutes when you are pretty much always up-to-date.

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Thank you for your quick reply and also its really helpful for me. one more doubt, after install or upgrade one version, the background jobs is higher its may be 5000 to 20000 process, is it necessary to wait for next version upgrade or can I go to next version?

You must wait for all background migrations to finish before starting the next upgrade. Otherwise, it will break. In the upgrade docs, there is a command you can use to check and make sure it is 0 (zero) before continuing.

More info on that here: Upgrading GitLab | GitLab

Thank you so much for your reply.