A few days ago, I had multiple disks in my system to stop functioning. My system crashed and shut down. I luckily have good backup routines (or so I thought), until I discovered that it is not very easy to get GitLab with omnibus, back up running just by having the files backed up. I yesterday read a bit how backups should be done, and that there is a tool for creating backups for gitlab, as well as Prometheus backups(?).
- + a bunch of other directories, but these are related to gitlab if I am not mistaken.
I am currently trying to recover my instance to a Ubuntu Server 20.04 setup.
I have attempted to first make sure that I install the exact same version of GitLab that I had running when the accident happened. That was GitLab CE 13.12.3 released June 7th. After, I attempted to copy my contents of /etc and /var to the respective folders, and try getting GitLab to understand to use these files But - against my luck, that did not seem to work. I only get 502’s, and it looks like prometheus doesn’t want to start.
I am wondering if someone in here with a little better understanding of Prometheus and GitLab can help me find a way to recover my work?
In summary I am quite frightened that I will have to learn the hard way by losing many of my dear and near projects I kept storing locally, but I still hope there is a chance for me to recover it.
I am supper appreciative of any assistance, and good tip I can get on my journey to restore everything. I know the files are there, they just aren’t “working”