Newbie question: gitlab-ctl reconfigure

Hi there,

i’m administrating a GitLab instance which was set up by a former colleague. I need to change some LDAP auth options in /etc/gitlab/gitlab.rb

My newbie question: is gitlab-ctl reconfigure everything i have to do afterwards or do i have to stop and restart gitlab? What about my users when they are logged in while reconfiguring or when stopping/restarting the system?

Thanks in advance…


whenever reconfigure requires a restart, this is explicitly mentioned in the doc instructions. Typically config changes shouldn’t create a downtime of your GitLab service which is why a gitlab-ctl reconfigure should be just fine after editing the gitlab.rb config file.


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Thanks Michael.
I’ll try it.

Worked well. Cool stuff, thanks :wink:

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