I’m trying to migrate my org’s Gitlab instance to a new server, however, I cannot currently make a backup (our normal backup process takes a snapshot of the VM, rather than using gitlab-backup, but that isn’t applicable in this situation). The problem is occuring during processing of the LFS objects. These are large (~100GB) compared to the rest of the instance, and are stored on a CIFS mount. The backup is going into a different directory on the same mount (the server that the instance runs on doesn’t have disk space for the backup). I’m using the procedure outlined here. I have tried the
STRATEGY=copy option, without any change. Any suggestions?
Can I safely exclude the LFS store and move it seperatly? That would I think solve the issue.
What version are you on (Hint:
/help) ? and are you using self-managed or gitlab.com?
What troubleshooting steps have you already taken? Can you link to any docs or other resources so we know where you have been?
- Stop puma and sidekiq while the backup runs (I can’t really try this again, as it makes the instance unavailble overnight)
- I can’t use the suggestion here because of disk space limitations.