If you're hosting GitLab on a cloud provider, you can optionally use a managed service for PostgreSQL. For example, AWS offers a managed Relational Database Service (RDS) that runs PostgreSQL.
Alternatively, you may opt to manage your own PostgreSQL instance or cluster separate from the GitLab Omnibus package.
If you use a cloud-managed service, or provide your own PostgreSQL instance:
- Setup PostgreSQL according to the database requirements document.
- Set up a
gitlabusername with a password of your choice. The
gitlabuser needs privileges to create the
- Configure the GitLab application servers with the appropriate details. This step is covered in Configuring GitLab for HA.