Projects disappeared after banning root user

Hi everyone. I have a private git server hosted on digital ocean, and today one admin user accidentally banned the root user. After that almost all repositories disappeared, expect for Gitlab Instance repo. That’s very strange as the documentation states that banning an user only hide its activity. Now we cannot recover the repos, even though we have unbanned the user. Please help.

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