Commit 8d569f9f authored by Lin Jen-Shin's avatar Lin Jen-Shin

Document that we need rsync for backing up

parent f10fb6c2
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Install the required packages (needed to compile Ruby and native extensions to Ruby gems):
sudo apt-get install -y build-essential zlib1g-dev libyaml-dev libssl-dev libgdbm-dev libre2-dev libreadline-dev libncurses5-dev libffi-dev curl openssh-server checkinstall libxml2-dev libxslt-dev libcurl4-openssl-dev libicu-dev logrotate python-docutils pkg-config cmake
sudo apt-get install -y build-essential zlib1g-dev libyaml-dev libssl-dev libgdbm-dev libre2-dev libreadline-dev libncurses5-dev libffi-dev curl openssh-server checkinstall libxml2-dev libxslt-dev libcurl4-openssl-dev libicu-dev logrotate rsync python-docutils pkg-config cmake
Ubuntu 14.04 (Trusty Tahr) doesn't have the `libre2-dev` package available, but
you can [install re2 manually](https://github.com/google/re2/wiki/Install).
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An application data backup creates an archive file that contains the database,
all repositories and all attachments.
You can only restore a backup to **exactly the same version and type (CE/EE)**
of GitLab on which it was created. The best way to migrate your repositories
You can only restore a backup to **exactly the same version and type (CE/EE)**
of GitLab on which it was created. The best way to migrate your repositories
from one server to another is through backup restore.
## Backup
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GitLab provides a simple command line interface to backup your whole installation,
and is flexible enough to fit your needs.
### Requirements
If you're using GitLab with the Omnibus package, you're all set. If you
installed GitLab from source, make sure the following packages are installed:
* rsync
If you're using Ubuntu, you could run:
```
sudo apt-get install -y rsync
```
### Backup timestamp
>**Note:**
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information. Make sure to read and test the whole restore process at least once
before attempting to perform it in a production environment.
You can only restore a backup to **exactly the same version and type (CE/EE)** of
You can only restore a backup to **exactly the same version and type (CE/EE)** of
GitLab that you created it on, for example CE 9.1.0.
### Restore prerequisites
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This procedure assumes that:
- You have installed the **exact same version and type (CE/EE)** of GitLab
- You have installed the **exact same version and type (CE/EE)** of GitLab
Omnibus with which the backup was created.
- You have run `sudo gitlab-ctl reconfigure` at least once.
- GitLab is running. If not, start it using `sudo gitlab-ctl start`.
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### 2. Backup
NOTE: If you installed GitLab from source, make sure `rsync` is installed.
```bash
cd /home/git/gitlab
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