Project repository storage moves API

Introduced in GitLab 13.0.

Project repositories including wiki and design repositories can be moved between storages. This can be useful when migrating to Gitaly Cluster, for example.

As project repository storage moves are processed, they transition through different states. Values of state are:

  • initial
  • scheduled
  • started
  • finished
  • failed
  • replicated
  • cleanup failed

To ensure data integrity, projects are put in a temporary read-only state for the duration of the move. During this time, users receive a The repository is temporarily read-only. Please try again later. message if they try to push new commits.

This API requires you to authenticate yourself as an administrator.

Limitations

Retrieve all project repository storage moves

GET /project_repository_storage_moves

By default, GET requests return 20 results at a time because the API results are paginated.

Example request:

curl --header "PRIVATE-TOKEN: <your_access_token>" "https://gitlab.example.com/api/v4/project_repository_storage_moves"

Example response:

[
  {
    "id": 1,
    "created_at": "2020-05-07T04:27:17.234Z",
    "state": "scheduled",
    "source_storage_name": "default",
    "destination_storage_name": "storage2",
    "project": {
      "id": 1,
      "description": null,
      "name": "project1",
      "name_with_namespace": "John Doe2 / project1",
      "path": "project1",
      "path_with_namespace": "namespace1/project1",
      "created_at": "2020-05-07T04:27:17.016Z"
  }
]

Retrieve all repository storage moves for a project

GET /projects/:project_id/repository_storage_moves

By default, GET requests return 20 results at a time because the API results are paginated.

Parameters:

Attribute Type Required Description
project_id integer yes ID of the project

Example request:

curl --header "PRIVATE-TOKEN: <your_access_token>" "https://gitlab.example.com/api/v4/projects/1/repository_storage_moves"

Example response:

[
  {
    "id": 1,
    "created_at": "2020-05-07T04:27:17.234Z",
    "state": "scheduled",
    "source_storage_name": "default",
    "destination_storage_name": "storage2",
    "project": {
      "id": 1,
      "description": null,
      "name": "project1",
      "name_with_namespace": "John Doe2 / project1",
      "path": "project1",
      "path_with_namespace": "namespace1/project1",
      "created_at": "2020-05-07T04:27:17.016Z"
  }
]

Get a single project repository storage move

GET /project_repository_storage_moves/:repository_storage_id

Parameters:

Attribute Type Required Description
repository_storage_id integer yes ID of the project repository storage move

Example request:

curl --header "PRIVATE-TOKEN: <your_access_token>" "https://gitlab.example.com/api/v4/project_repository_storage_moves/1"

Example response:

{
  "id": 1,
  "created_at": "2020-05-07T04:27:17.234Z",
  "state": "scheduled",
  "source_storage_name": "default",
  "destination_storage_name": "storage2",
  "project": {
    "id": 1,
    "description": null,
    "name": "project1",
    "name_with_namespace": "John Doe2 / project1",
    "path": "project1",
    "path_with_namespace": "namespace1/project1",
    "created_at": "2020-05-07T04:27:17.016Z"
}

Get a single repository storage move for a project

GET /projects/:project_id/repository_storage_moves/:repository_storage_id

Parameters:

Attribute Type Required Description
project_id integer yes ID of the project
repository_storage_id integer yes ID of the project repository storage move

Example request:

curl --header "PRIVATE-TOKEN: <your_access_token>" "https://gitlab.example.com/api/v4/projects/1/repository_storage_moves/1"

Example response:

{
  "id": 1,
  "created_at": "2020-05-07T04:27:17.234Z",
  "state": "scheduled",
  "source_storage_name": "default",
  "destination_storage_name": "storage2",
  "project": {
    "id": 1,
    "description": null,
    "name": "project1",
    "name_with_namespace": "John Doe2 / project1",
    "path": "project1",
    "path_with_namespace": "namespace1/project1",
    "created_at": "2020-05-07T04:27:17.016Z"
}

Schedule a repository storage move for a project

Version history
  • Introduced in GitLab 13.1.
  • Introduced in GitLab 13.3, original repository is automatically removed after successful move and integrity check.
Caution: Before GitLab 13.3, a repository move worked more like a repository copy as the original repository was not deleted from the original storage disk location and had to be manually cleaned up.
POST /projects/:project_id/repository_storage_moves

Parameters:

Attribute Type Required Description
project_id integer yes ID of the project
destination_storage_name string no Name of the destination storage shard. In GitLab 13.5 and later, the storage is selected automatically if not provided

Example request:

curl --request POST --header "PRIVATE-TOKEN: <your_access_token>" --header "Content-Type: application/json" \
--data '{"destination_storage_name":"storage2"}' "https://gitlab.example.com/api/v4/projects/1/repository_storage_moves"

Example response:

{
  "id": 1,
  "created_at": "2020-05-07T04:27:17.234Z",
  "state": "scheduled",
  "source_storage_name": "default",
  "destination_storage_name": "storage2",
  "project": {
    "id": 1,
    "description": null,
    "name": "project1",
    "name_with_namespace": "John Doe2 / project1",
    "path": "project1",
    "path_with_namespace": "namespace1/project1",
    "created_at": "2020-05-07T04:27:17.016Z"
}