Rake tasks

GitLab provides Rake tasks for common administration and operational processes.

GitLab Rake tasks are performed using:

  • gitlab-rake <raketask> for Omnibus GitLab installations.
  • bundle exec rake <raketask> for source installations.

Available Rake tasks

The following are available Rake tasks:

Tasks Description  
Back up and restore Back up, restore, and migrate GitLab instances between servers.  
Clean up Clean up unneeded items from GitLab instances.  
Development Tasks for GitLab contributors.  
Doctor tasks Checks for data integrity issues.  
Elasticsearch Maintain Elasticsearch in a GitLab instance.  
Enable namespaces Enable usernames and namespaces for user projects.  
General maintenance General maintenance and self-check tasks.  
Geo maintenance Geo-related maintenance.  
GitHub import Retrieve and import repositories from GitHub.  
Import repositories Import bare repositories into your GitLab instance.  
Import large project exports Import large GitLab project exports.  
Integrity checks Check the integrity of repositories, files, and LDAP.  
LDAP maintenance LDAP-related tasks.  
List repositories List of all GitLab-managed Git repositories on disk.  
Migrate Snippets to Git Migrate GitLab Snippets to Git repositories and show migration status  
Praefect Rake tasks Praefect-related tasks.  
Project import/export Prepare for project exports and imports.  
Sample Prometheus data Generate sample Prometheus data.  
SPDX license list import Import a local copy of the SPDX license list for matching License Compliance policies.  
Repository storage List and migrate existing projects and attachments from legacy storage to hashed storage.  
Uploads migrate Migrate uploads between storage local and object storage.  
Uploads sanitize Remove EXIF data from images uploaded to earlier versions of GitLab.  
User management Perform user management tasks.  
Webhooks administration Maintain project Webhooks.  
X.509 signatures Update X.509 commit signatures, useful if certificate store has changed.