Hi I am running Gitlab 6.7.5 installed with omnibus package on CentOS 6.5. I need to migrate to a new server (located on a different net with different name etc) and I would like to
- Deploy it on CentOS 7
- Upgrade to the latest Gitlab
My current plan is to upgrade current Gitlab to the latest version then do gitlab backup and restore it to the new server with freshly installed latest (same) version. Is it the best approach? Any potential issues?
I have never used gitlab backup (do backups on virtual machine level) and I hope it does bot DB and repositories. Wonder if it also backs up configuration or not and if yes which parts. Can restore screw up configuration on my new box?
My past experience using omnibus at the time of Gitlab 6.7.5 deployment was that it does not play well with customization (such as host name, certificates, smtp email etc) Hopefully the latest omnibus is better but I am a bit apprehensive upgrading the existing server
I would greatly appreciate your advise and/or pointers to any reading materials