According to this, the group migration feature should be available on gitlab.com. But when I go to https://gitlab.com/groups/new#import-group-pane I only see Import Group from File, with a “This feature is deprecated” banner. On our self hosted instance (running 15.3), I see both Import from File and “Import groups from another instance of GitLab”, am I misunderstanding the docs, is this feature not available on gitlab.com, or is there a setting I need to change, or is it not avilable to free users?
Users with the Owner role on a top-level group can migrate it to… (a)nother GitLab
instance, including GitLab.com
And the “Migrating Groups” page in the documentation is marked as “All Tiers”, so this should be available as a free user. I set up a trial of the Ultimate tier just to confirm it wasn’t a tier-related issue, and this page looked exactly the same.
For a test run, I tried migrating a group from gitlab.com to my self-hosted instance (version 15.3.3), and that seemed to work fine.
I’m going to raise this question on the feedback page for this feature, hopefully that will generate some good answers.