From Community Edition 11.3 to Enterprise Edition 11.3

This guide assumes you have a correctly configured and tested installation of GitLab Community Edition 11.3. If you run into any trouble or if you have any questions please contact us at [].

0. Backup

Make a backup just in case something goes wrong:

cd /home/git/gitlab
sudo -u git -H bundle exec rake gitlab:backup:create RAILS_ENV=production

For installations using MySQL, this may require granting “LOCK TABLES” privileges to the GitLab user on the database version.

1. Stop server

sudo service gitlab stop

2. Get the EE code

cd /home/git/gitlab
sudo -u git -H git remote add -f ee
sudo -u git -H git checkout 11-3-stable-ee

3. Install libs, migrations, etc.

cd /home/git/gitlab

# MySQL installations (note: the line below states '--without postgres')
sudo -u git -H bundle install --without postgres development test --deployment

# PostgreSQL installations (note: the line below states '--without mysql')
sudo -u git -H bundle install --without mysql development test --deployment

# Run database migrations
sudo -u git -H bundle exec rake db:migrate RAILS_ENV=production

# Compile GetText PO files
bundle exec rake gettext:compile RAILS_ENV=production

# Update node dependencies and recompile assets
sudo -u git -H bundle exec rake yarn:install gitlab:assets:clean gitlab:assets:compile RAILS_ENV=production NODE_ENV=production

4. Install gitlab-elasticsearch-indexer (optional)

If you’re interested in using GitLab’s new elasticsearch repository indexer (currently in beta) please follow the instructions on the document linked above and enable the indexer usage in the GitLab admin settings.

5. Start application

sudo service gitlab start
sudo service nginx restart

6. Check application status

Check if GitLab and its environment are configured correctly:

sudo -u git -H bundle exec rake gitlab:env:info RAILS_ENV=production

To make sure you didn’t miss anything run a more thorough check with:

sudo -u git -H bundle exec rake gitlab:check RAILS_ENV=production

If all items are green, then congratulations upgrade complete!

Things went south? Revert to previous version (Community Edition 11.2)

1. Revert the code to the previous version

cd /home/git/gitlab
sudo -u git -H git checkout 11-3-stable

2. Restore from the backup

cd /home/git/gitlab
sudo -u git -H bundle exec rake gitlab:backup:restore RAILS_ENV=production