Gitlab Upgrade in Docker Compose (sameersbn)

Sharing my change implemenmtation plan because running sameersbn/docker-gitlab using docker-compose has some special commands to get it working

Backup procedure

Documentation

Make sure you configure GITLAB_BACKUP_DIR external to your container and set up something like AWS S3 storage backups in addition to local harddrive backup. Your data is almost guaranteed to be safe of AWS S3, however the reason I recommend two modes of backup is in case one method fails (e.g. no internet connection or AWS credential expiry.) You will be very happy to realize that a local filesystem backup is still availabl.

Backup script

docker exec -it gitlab_gitlab_1 /bin/sh
# /sbin/entrypoint.sh app:rake gitlab:backup:create

Upgrade Procedure

Documentation

Upgrade Procedure

docker-compose down

echo "Upgrade postgres, redis versions" 


docker-compose up

echo "Confirm new version of postgres and redis are  running using docker ps"

docker-compose down




docker-compose stop gitlab
docker-compose rm gitlab

echo "Change version from x to 11.11.0 in your docker-compose.yml file - required migration path before going to 12.2.5"

docker-compose up 

echo "confirm usng gitlab admin login that new version is installed."


docker-compose down

echo "Change version to 12.2.5 in docker-compose.yml"

Docker-compose stop gitlab
Docker-compose rm gitlab
Docker-compose up -d

docker-compose logs -tf

Setting up a DEV environment to practise the whole change implementation

Use this to setup a (local) dev environment, load in your data from backup and practise the whole change implementation before doing in Production. Any issues you find can be adopted into the change implementation plan.

Create dev environment

Docker-compose down -v
Docker-compose up -d
Docker-compose logs -tf

docker exec -it gitlab_gitlab_1 /bin/sh


#  /sbin/entrypoint.sh app:rake db:setup

#  /sbin/entrypoint.sh app:rake gitlab:backup:restore BACKUP=1568373821

	Yes
	Yes
	
# exit

docker-compose restart