This is the directory structure you will end up with following the instructions in the Installation Guide.
|-- home | |-- git | |-- .ssh | |-- gitlab | |-- gitlab-shell | |-- repositories
/home/git/.ssh- contains openssh settings. Specifically the
authorized_keysfile managed by gitlab-shell.
/home/git/gitlab- GitLab core software.
/home/git/gitlab-shell- Core add-on component of GitLab. Maintains SSH cloning and other functionality.
/home/git/repositories- bare repositories for all projects organized by namespace. This is where the git repositories which are pushed/pulled are maintained for all projects. This area is critical data for projects. Keep a backup
Note: the default locations for repositories can be configured in
config/gitlab.yml of GitLab and
config.yml of gitlab-shell.
To see a more in-depth overview see the GitLab architecture doc.