Commit a1624833 authored by Sean McGivern's avatar Sean McGivern Committed by GitLab Release Tools Bot

Merge branch 'docs-review-mr-diffs-admin' into 'master'

Docs review: MR diffs external storage

Closes #57335

See merge request gitlab-org/gitlab-ce!25433

(cherry picked from commit 56b82db6)

1387983b Docs review: wording, styles, missing links
01680510 Copy edit - add missing preposition
parent b4186403
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- [Third party offers](../user/admin_area/settings/third_party_offers.md)
- [Compliance](compliance.md): A collection of features from across the application that you may configure to help ensure that your GitLab instance and DevOps workflow meet compliance standards.
- [Diff limits](../user/admin_area/diff_limits.md): Configure the diff rendering size limits of branch comparison pages.
- [Merge request diffs](merge_request_diffs.md): Configure the diffs shown on merge requests
- [Merge request diffs storage](merge_request_diffs.md): Configure merge requests diffs external storage.
- [Broadcast Messages](../user/admin_area/broadcast_messages.md): Send messages to GitLab users through the UI.
#### Customizing GitLab's appearance
......
# Merge request diffs administration
# Merge request diffs storage **[CORE ONLY]**
> **Notes:**
> - External merge request diffs introduced in GitLab 11.8
> [Introduced](https://gitlab.com/gitlab-org/gitlab-ce/issues/52568) in GitLab 11.8.
Merge request diffs are size-limited copies of diffs associated with merge
requests. When viewing a merge request, diffs are sourced from these copies
......@@ -16,9 +15,7 @@ large, in which case, switching to external storage is recommended.
Merge request diffs can be stored on disk, or in object storage. In general, it
is better to store the diffs in the database than on disk.
To enable external storage of merge request diffs:
---
To enable external storage of merge request diffs, follow the instructions below.
**In Omnibus installations:**
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```
1. _The external diffs will be stored in in
`/var/opt/gitlab/gitlab-rails/shared/external-diffs`._ To change the path,
for example to `/mnt/storage/external-diffs`, edit `/etc/gitlab/gitlab.rb`
`/var/opt/gitlab/gitlab-rails/shared/external-diffs`._ To change the path,
for example, to `/mnt/storage/external-diffs`, edit `/etc/gitlab/gitlab.rb`
and add the following line:
```ruby
gitlab_rails['external_diffs_storage_path'] = "/mnt/storage/external-diffs"
```
1. Save the file and [reconfigure GitLab][] for the changes to take effect.
---
1. Save the file and [reconfigure GitLab](restart_gitlab.md#omnibus-gitlab-reconfigure) for the changes to take effect.
**In installations from source:**
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```
1. _The external diffs will be stored in
`/home/git/gitlab/shared/external-diffs`._ To change the path, for example
`/home/git/gitlab/shared/external-diffs`._ To change the path, for example,
to `/mnt/storage/external-diffs`, edit `/home/git/gitlab/config/gitlab.yml`
and add or amend the following lines:
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storage_path: /mnt/storage/external-diffs
```
1. Save the file and [restart GitLab][] for the changes to take effect.
1. Save the file and [restart GitLab](restart_gitlab.md#installations-from-source) for the changes to take effect.
### Using object storage
Instead of storing the external diffs on disk, we recommended you use an object
Instead of storing the external diffs on disk, we recommended the use of an object
store like AWS S3 instead. This configuration relies on valid AWS credentials to
be configured already.
### Object Storage Settings
For source installations, these settings are nested under `external_diffs:` and
then `object_store:`. On omnibus installs, they are prefixed by
then `object_store:`. On Omnibus installations, they are prefixed by
`external_diffs_object_store_`.
| Setting | Description | Default |
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}
```
NOTE: if you are using AWS IAM profiles, be sure to omit the
Note that, if you are using AWS IAM profiles, be sure to omit the
AWS access key and secret access key/value pairs. For example:
```ruby
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}
```
1. Save the file and [reconfigure GitLab][] for the changes to take effect.
---
1. Save the file and [reconfigure GitLab](restart_gitlab.md#omnibus-gitlab-reconfigure) for the changes to take effect.
**In installations from source:**
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region: eu-central-1
```
1. Save the file and [restart GitLab][] for the changes to take effect.
1. Save the file and [restart GitLab](restart_gitlab.md#installations-from-source) for the changes to take effect.
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