GitLab Documentation

Import bare repositories into your GitLab instance

Notes

How to use

Create a new folder inside the git repositories path. This will be the name of the new group.

New folder needs to have git user ownership and read/write/execute access for git user and its group:

sudo -u git mkdir /var/opt/gitlab/git-data/repositories/new_group

If you are using an installation from source, replace /var/opt/gitlab/git-data with /home/git.

Copy your bare repositories inside this newly created folder:

sudo cp -r /old/git/foo.git /var/opt/gitlab/git-data/repositories/new_group/

# Do this once when you are done copying git repositories
sudo chown -R git:git /var/opt/gitlab/git-data/repositories/new_group/

foo.git needs to be owned by the git user and git users group.

If you are using an installation from source, replace /var/opt/gitlab/git-data with /home/git.

Run the command below depending on your type of installation:

Omnibus Installation

$ sudo gitlab-rake gitlab:import:repos

Installation from source

Before running this command you need to change the directory to where your GitLab installation is located:

$ cd /home/git/gitlab
$ sudo -u git -H bundle exec rake gitlab:import:repos RAILS_ENV=production

Example output

Processing abcd.git
 * Created abcd (abcd.git)
Processing group/xyz.git
 * Created Group group (2)
 * Created xyz (group/xyz.git)
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