Import from an exsiting gitlab with url failed

Hi, i had an old version gitlab instance 10.3.5, and a new version gitlab instance 12.1.3. When i import project from old to new by using url, it always failed, and the application.log shows message like August 08, 2019 13:57: The Lfs import process failed. 5:GetRepoPath: not a git repository '/data/gitlab/git-data/repositories/base/service.git' . When i check the repositories folder, i found that there is only, the service.git is missing.
Thanks for any help!


I currently experiencing the exact same issue.
Is there a way to get it work’s ?
Someone has an answer, a link ?

The export format changed between those versions of GitLab. Exports from 10.3.5 are not compatible with 12.1.3.
has some documentation on when the export format changed, but in general you should not assume that you can import projects that were exported using a different version.

Hi, I’ve hit this issue as well importing projects from a gitlab server v8.3.4 to gitlab server v12.10.1 via url.

Most of the projects I’m moving have imported successfully via url. Two have not and give the error:
{“severity”:“ERROR”,“time”:“2020-06-19T12:52:35.584Z”,“correlation_id”:“d1b04042fccacdf1e7b9ae52ceafe57d”,“message”:“The Lfs import process failed. 5:GetRepoPath: not a git repository ‘/var/opt/gitlab/git-data/repositories/@hashed/76/a5/76a50887d8f1c2e9301755428990ad81479ee21c25b43215cf524541e0503269.git’”}

The two projects that are failing are the largest ones I’m trying to move at 5077.61MB and 2727.71MB. One at 905.16MB was able to import successfully.

I’m wondering if there is a size limit setting I have not found somewhere yet? My Maximum namespace storage (MB) is set to 0 for unlimited.

Any thoughts or suggestions would be appreciated.