Commit 624dc104 authored by Yorick Peterse's avatar Yorick Peterse
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Merge branch 'update-8-8-guides' into 'master'

Update 8.8 guides

See merge request !4119
parents f4a1ac23 973cd0fe
......@@ -269,7 +269,7 @@ sudo usermod -aG redis git
### Clone the Source
# Clone GitLab repository
sudo -u git -H git clone -b 8-7-stable gitlab
sudo -u git -H git clone -b 8-8-stable gitlab
**Note:** You can change `8-7-stable` to `master` if you want the *bleeding edge* version, but never install master on a production server!
# From 8.7 to 8.8
Make sure you view this update guide from the tag (version) of GitLab you would
like to install. In most cases this should be the highest numbered production
tag (without rc in it). You can select the tag in the version dropdown at the
top left corner of GitLab (below the menu bar).
If the highest number stable branch is unclear please check the
[GitLab Blog]( for installation
guide links by version.
### 1. Stop server
sudo service gitlab stop
### 2. Backup
cd /home/git/gitlab
sudo -u git -H bundle exec rake gitlab:backup:create RAILS_ENV=production
### 3. Get latest code
sudo -u git -H git fetch --all
sudo -u git -H git checkout -- db/schema.rb # local changes will be restored automatically
For GitLab Community Edition:
sudo -u git -H git checkout 8-8-stable
For GitLab Enterprise Edition:
sudo -u git -H git checkout 8-8-stable-ee
### 4. Update gitlab-shell
cd /home/git/gitlab-shell
sudo -u git -H git fetch --all --tags
sudo -u git -H git checkout v2.7.2
### 5. Update gitlab-workhorse
Install and compile gitlab-workhorse. This requires
[Go 1.5]( which should already be on your system from
GitLab 8.1.
cd /home/git/gitlab-workhorse
sudo -u git -H git fetch --all
sudo -u git -H git checkout v0.7.1
sudo -u git -H make
### 6. 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
# Optional: clean up old gems
sudo -u git -H bundle clean
# Run database migrations
sudo -u git -H bundle exec rake db:migrate RAILS_ENV=production
# Clean up assets and cache
sudo -u git -H bundle exec rake assets:clean assets:precompile cache:clear RAILS_ENV=production
### 7. Update configuration files
#### Git configuration
Disable `git gc --auto` because GitLab runs `git gc` for us already.
sudo -u git -H git config --global 0
#### Nginx configuration
Ensure you're still up-to-date with the latest NGINX configuration changes:
# For HTTPS configurations
git diff origin/8-7-stable:lib/support/nginx/gitlab-ssl origin/8-8-stable:lib/support/nginx/gitlab-ssl
# For HTTP configurations
git diff origin/8-7-stable:lib/support/nginx/gitlab origin/8-8-stable:lib/support/nginx/gitlab
If you are using Apache instead of NGINX please see the updated [Apache templates].
Also note that because Apache does not support upstreams behind Unix sockets you
will need to let gitlab-workhorse listen on a TCP port. You can do this
via [/etc/default/gitlab].
[Apache templates]:
#### Init script
Ensure you're still up-to-date with the latest init script changes:
sudo cp lib/support/init.d/gitlab /etc/init.d/gitlab
### 8. Start application
sudo service gitlab start
sudo service nginx restart
### 9. 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:
sudo -u git -H bundle exec rake gitlab:check RAILS_ENV=production
If all items are green, then congratulations, the upgrade is complete!
## Things went south? Revert to previous version (8.6)
### 1. Revert the code to the previous version
Follow the [upgrade guide from 8.6 to 8.7](, except for the
database migration (the backup is already migrated to the previous version).
### 2. Restore from the backup
cd /home/git/gitlab
sudo -u git -H bundle exec rake gitlab:backup:restore RAILS_ENV=production
If you have more than one backup `*.tar` file(s) please add `BACKUP=timestamp_of_backup` to the command above.
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