GitLab Documentation

Migrating projects to a GitLab instance

Migrating projects to a GitLab instance

  1. From
  2. From ClearCase
  3. From CVS
  4. From FogBugz
  5. From or GitHub Enterprise
  6. From
  7. From Gitea
  8. From Perforce
  9. From SVN
  10. From TFS
  11. From repo by URL

In addition to the specific migration documentation above, you can import any Git repository via HTTP from the New Project page. Be aware that if the repository is too large the import can timeout.

There is also the option of connecting your external repository to get CI/CD benefits.

Migrating from self-hosted GitLab to

You can copy your repos by changing the remote and pushing to the new server, but issues and merge requests can't be imported.

If you want to retain all metadata like issues and merge requests, you can use the import/export feature.

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