Commit 58bb985f authored by Stan Hu's avatar Stan Hu
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Add upgrade guide for 8.2 to 8.3

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# From 8.2 to 8.3
**NOTE:** GitLab 8.0 introduced several significant changes related to
installation and configuration which *are not duplicated here*. Be sure you're
already running a working version of at least 8.0 before proceeding with this
### 0. Double-check your Git version
**This notice applies only to /usr/local/bin/git**
If you compiled Git from source on your GitLab server then please double-check
that you are using a version that protects against CVE-2014-9390. For six
months after this vulnerability became known the GitLab installation guide
still contained instructions that would install the outdated, 'vulnerable' Git
version 2.1.2.
Run the following command to get your current Git version:
/usr/local/bin/git --version
If you see 'No such file or directory' then you did not install Git according
to the outdated instructions from the GitLab installation guide and you can go
to the next step 'Stop server' below.
If you see a version string then it should be v1.8.5.6, v1.9.5, v2.0.5, v2.1.4,
v2.2.1 or newer. You can use the [instructions in the GitLab source
to install a newer version of Git.
### 1. Stop server
sudo service gitlab stop
### 2. Backup
cd /home/git/gitlab
sudo -u git -H bundle exec rake gitlab:backup:create RAILS_ENV=production
### 3. Get latest code
sudo -u git -H git fetch --all
sudo -u git -H git checkout -- db/schema.rb # local changes will be restored automatically
For GitLab Community Edition:
sudo -u git -H git checkout 8-3-stable
For GitLab Enterprise Edition:
sudo -u git -H git checkout 8-3-stable-ee
### 4. Update gitlab-shell
cd /home/git/gitlab-shell
sudo -u git -H git fetch
sudo -u git -H git checkout v2.6.8
### 5. Replace gitlab-git-http-server with gitlab-workhorse
Install and compile gitlab-workhorse. This requires [Go
1.5]( which should already be on your system
from GitLab 8.1.
cd /home/git
sudo -u git -H git clone
cd gitlab-workhorse
sudo -u git -H git checkout 0.4.2
sudo -u git -H make
Update the GitLab init script and 'default' file.
cd /home/git/gitlab
sudo cp lib/support/init.d/gitlab /etc/init.d/gitlab
test -e /etc/default/gitlab && \
sudo sed -i.pre-8.2 's/^\([^=]*\)gitlab_git_http_server/\1gitlab_workhorse/' /etc/default/gitlab
Make sure that you also update your **NGINX configuration** to use
the new gitlab-workhorse.socket file.
### 6. Install libs, migrations, etc.
cd /home/git/gitlab
# MySQL installations (note: the line below states '--without postgres')
sudo -u git -H bundle install --without postgres development test --deployment
# PostgreSQL installations (note: the line below states '--without mysql')
sudo -u git -H bundle install --without mysql development test --deployment
# Run database migrations
sudo -u git -H bundle exec rake db:migrate RAILS_ENV=production
# Clean up assets and cache
sudo -u git -H bundle exec rake assets:clean assets:precompile cache:clear RAILS_ENV=production
# Update init.d script
sudo cp lib/support/init.d/gitlab /etc/init.d/gitlab
### 7. Update configuration files
#### New configuration options for `gitlab.yml`
There are new configuration options available for [`gitlab.yml`](config/gitlab.yml.example). View them with the command below and apply them manually to your current `gitlab.yml`:
git diff origin/8-2-stable:config/gitlab.yml.example origin/8-3-stable:config/gitlab.yml.example
#### Nginx configuration
View changes between the previous recommended Nginx configuration and the
current one:
# For HTTPS configurations
git diff origin/8-2-stable:lib/support/nginx/gitlab-ssl origin/8-3-stable:lib/support/nginx/gitlab-ssl
# For HTTP configurations
git diff origin/8-2-stable:lib/support/nginx/gitlab origin/8-3-stable:lib/support/nginx/gitlab
If you are using Apache instead of NGINX please see the updated [Apache templates].
Also note that because Apache does not support upstreams behind Unix sockets you
will need to let gitlab-git-http-server listen on a TCP port. You can do this
via [/etc/default/gitlab].
[Apache templates]:
### 8. Use Redis v2.8.0+
Previous versions of GitLab allowed Redis versions >= 2.0 to be used, but
GitLab 8.3 uses Sidekiq 4.0, which requires Redis 2.8. You can check your Redis version
with the following command:
redis-cli info | grep redis_version
If you need to upgrade, see the [installation guide for Redis](
### 9. Start application
sudo service gitlab start
sudo service nginx restart
### 10. Check application status
Check if GitLab and its environment are configured correctly:
sudo -u git -H bundle exec rake gitlab:env:info RAILS_ENV=production
To make sure you didn't miss anything run a more thorough check:
sudo -u git -H bundle exec rake gitlab:check RAILS_ENV=production
If all items are green, then congratulations, the upgrade is complete!
## Things went south? Revert to previous version (8.2)
### 1. Revert the code to the previous version
Follow the [upgrade guide from 8.1 to 8.2](, except for the
database migration (the backup is already migrated to the previous version).
### 2. Restore from the backup
cd /home/git/gitlab
sudo -u git -H bundle exec rake gitlab:backup:restore RAILS_ENV=production
If you have more than one backup `*.tar` file(s) please add `BACKUP=timestamp_of_backup` to the command above.
## Troubleshooting
### "You appear to have cloned an empty repository."
See the [7.14 to 8.0 update guide](
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