@sverre Would the GUI method be easier? Under New Project there is an option for Import Project, whilst there isn’t a specific option for Gitolite maybe the
Repo by URL would work? I know obviously then it would only allow you to import a project one at a time. I expect the reason why you are doing via console is to get all repos in one go.
I do know from experience, that if I want to mirror a repository, on free version of Gitlab it’s only possible to mirror by pushing from Gitlab, to another place. So for example, on my install local, I can push to gitlab.com to make sure I have a mirrored copy of my work, which will continually sync when I push changes, but the pull option is only available with a paid version of Gitlab. Hence why I push rather than pull.
Perhaps the reason why your pull/mirror method isn’t working if it’s not a paid version yet - irrespective if attempting to mirror from the GUI or console. The import project would work however, but if you are attempting to mirror changes from Gitolite to Gitlab, I expect you will need a paid version. If you were wanting to mirror from Gitlab to Gitolite, then with push mirror type being available in the free version, that would most likely work like my version which pushes from my private gitlab to the public one.
Link to the mirror info: Repository mirroring | GitLab
pull mirror only in Premium and higher.