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: The record has been created but the background job has not yet been scheduled.
  • scheduled: The background job has been scheduled.
  • started: The project repositories are being copied to the destination storage.
  • replicated: The project has been moved.
  • failed: The project repositories failed to copy or the checksums did not match.
  • finished: The project has been moved and the repositories on the source storage have been deleted.
  • cleanup failed: The project has been moved but the repositories on the source storage could not be deleted.

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.

For other repository types see:

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.
cautionBefore 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 based on storage weights 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"
  }
}

Schedule repository storage moves for all projects on a storage shard

Introduced in GitLab 13.7.

Schedules repository storage moves for each project repository stored on the source storage shard.

POST /project_repository_storage_moves

Parameters:

Attribute Type Required Description
source_storage_name string yes Name of the source storage shard.
destination_storage_name string no Name of the destination storage shard. The storage is selected automatically based on storage weights if not provided.

Example request:

curl --request POST --header "PRIVATE-TOKEN: <your_access_token>" --header "Content-Type: application/json" \
     --data '{"source_storage_name":"default"}' \
     "https://gitlab.example.com/api/v4/project_repository_storage_moves"

Example response:

{
  "message": "202 Accepted"
}