I have recently started at my new role as a Devops engineer and have found the self-hosted Gitlab server is on version 8.13.6. After a minor heart-attack, I decided to upgrade the server to the latest verison. I tried the usual yum update but it failed promptly so i decided to do a backup and trying to restoring the backup onto a new version of the app but as you all know that didn’t work. I read everything i could fine on upgrading from older version of gitlab ce to the lastest and found this helpful post. Migrate 8.17.6 to 11.5.0
My ques is, is there a quicker way of upgrading from version 8.13 to 11. 9. I have carried out dry runs of upgrading from major version to major version and i get varied problems when trying to do so. Please help.