Restore project from a backup .tar

Dear Community,

How can I restore my gitlab repo on my new account starting from a gitlab_backup.tar file and git-secret.rar file?

Specifically: I would need to restore the issue list on my gitlab repo starting from a gitlab_backup.tar.

I had gitlab running on a private server and decided to move it to Now I only have the gitlab_backup.tar and would like to use it to restore the whole solution.

Thank you in advance,


You cannot restore a backup to Your best bet is use the export repository option from the web interface on your Gitlab server, and then import this repo file on Backup files can only be restored to your own server.

Thanks for your feedback. I’ll try with this option then.

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