A simple script to backup your Gitlab data. This script will copy the backup archives of your gitlab installation via rsync, or scp. Also, you can copy backups to Backblaze’s B2 Cloud Storage service.
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Auto GitLab Backup

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Synopsis

A simple script to backup your Gitlab data. This script will copy the backup archives of your gitlab installation via rsync, or scp. Also, you can copy backups to Backblaze’s B2 Cloud Storage service. There is also a restore script available (see below.)

It can backup and copy the gitlab.rb config file, if configured.

This script is now more omnibus-gitlab centric. Compare your config file with the template! Usage with a source install is possible but not expressly shown here.

Installation

Prerequisites

Deploy a working GitLab Omnibus installation and verify you can back it up with the rake task as documented in the GitLab Documents.

For Backblaze usage, configure your system for the Backblaze Command-Line Tool Also, see the wiki page on B2.

Set up gitlab to expire backups

Change /etc/gitlab/gitlab.rb to expire backups

# backup keep time
gitlab_rails['backup_keep_time'] = 604800

Installation

Clone to your directory of choice. I usually use /usr/local/sbin

git clone git@github.com:sund/auto-gitlab-backup.git

Updates

Compare the auto-gitlab-backup.conf.sample file with your own copy. Make changes as needed to ensure no errors are encountered.

Configure

cp auto-gitlab-backup.conf.sample auto-gitlab-backup.conf

edit auto-gitlab-backup.conf

## user account on remote server
#  likely 'git' user
remoteUser=""

## remote host
#  a backup gitlab server?
remoteServer=""

## path to an alternate ssh key, if needed.
sshKeyPath=""

## $remoteServer path for gitlab backups
remoteDest="/var/opt/gitlab/backups"

## backup gitlab configs
# change to 1 to enable
backupConfigs=“0”

## rake quietly
# change to 1 to enable quiet rake job
quietRake=0

## enable backblaze b2 sync
# change to 1 to enable
# and set bucket name
# and change b2keepDays if other than 5 days is desired
b2blaze=0
b2Bucketname=“”
b2keepDays=“5”

## set $localConfDir
# blank disables conf backups
# you can create /var/opt/gitlab/backups/configBackups --
# gitlab doesn't seem to complain with a subfolder
# in there. Plus it will rsync up with the backup.
# So you won't need to enable a separate rsync run
localConfDir="/var/opt/gitlab/backups/configBackups"

## set $remoteServer path for gitlab configs
# blank disables remote copy
# unless $localConfDir is outside /var/opt/gitlab/backups/configBackups
# you can leave this blank
remoteConfDest=""

## ssh port or 873 for rsyncd port
remotePort=22

## git user home.
#  Only change the below setting if you have git's home in a different location
gitHome="/var/opt/gitlab"

## only set below if rvm is in use and you need to source the rvm env file
# echo $(rvm env --path)
RVM_envPath=""

## only use the below settings if your destination is using rsync in daemon mode
remoteModule=""
rsync_password_file=""

## only change if configs are in different locations. (unlikely)
localConfig="/etc/gitlab"
localsshkeys="/var/opt/gitlab/.ssh"

## Check remote quota
#  change to true or 1 to enable
checkQuota="0"

cron settings

Example for crontab to run at 5:05am everyday.

5 5 * * * /usr/local/sbin/auto-gitlab-backup/auto-gitlab-backup.sh

Restore

Still under development but useful

run ./restoreGitLab.sh -r and it will attempt to restore a backup. You may have to run some rake commands manually.

Help

See the Wiki for more detailed instructions or submit a Issue.

Contribute

See Contribution Guide to improve this script.