I am new to gitlab and have just installed the community edition omnibus on my ubuntu machine and changed the default repo storage area to ‘/mnt/git-data’ per the following instructions and editing ‘/etc/gitlab/gitlab.rb’ and changing the default:
I ran the “sudo rsync -av /var/opt/gitlab/git-data/repositories /mnt/git-data/” command to sync all files and then deleted the original folder and underlying files for sanity under /var/opt/gitlab/git-data and I can successfully run git-lab reconfigure afterwards, and the folder owner of git-data folder under /mnt/git-data is the git user; all in line with what it should be.
I have created a first project now with a readme.md file in it’s repository as the first file with a couple edits to force more versions. However, when I poke around in /mnt/git-data, I cannot find any versions of this file or frankly anything that looks like git’s versioning of file. Why can I not see any evidence of my new project’s repo?