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Our public GitLab instance is https://git.fosscommunity.in

Hosting

Sponsored by GitLab Inc.Hosted at gandi.net in France.

Setup

Running on debian gnu/linux 9 stretch with postgresql 9.6. Using gitlab package from https://people.debian.org/~praveen/gitlab/

Note: We install gitlab dependencies from stretch-backports, so all apt commands should enable stretch-backports (apt -t stretch-backports).

Debian package specific documentation -> https://salsa.debian.org/ruby-team/gitlab/raw/stretch-backports/debian/README.Debian

Letsencrypt domains:

 letsencrypt --expand --webroot --webroot-path /usr/share/gitlab/public -d git.fosscommunity.in -d gitlabce.tk -d gitlab.debian.net -d wiki.fsci.org.in -d git.fsci.org.in  certonly

Mail Server Setup

Maintenance

Maintenance discussion at this loomio subgroup and this matrix chat room

Gitlab QA - running tests

<Create a user account for QA>

$ sudo gem install gitlab-qa

$ GITLAB_USERNAME=<username> GITLAB_PASSWORD=<password> gitlab-qa Test::Instance::Any gitlab/gitlab-ce-qa:<gitlab version> https://git.hacksk.xyz

Backup

Backup server is provided by Manu. Running on debian gnu/linux 9 stretch.

Slave configuration: Step 1

Install postgresql and rsync

# apt-get install postgresql-contrib-9.6 rsync

Make sure en_US.UTF-8 locale is available

# dpkg-reconfigure locales

Create ssh key for postgres user

# su - postgres
$ ssh-keygen

Now copy /var/lib/postgresql/.ssh/id_rsa.pub to master postgres users' /var/lib/postgresql/.ssh/authorized_keys

Stop postgresql before changing any configuration

$ pg_ctlcluster 9.6 main stop
cd /etc/postgresql/9.6/main

Open the postgres configuration file

nano postgresql.conf

Set the following configuration options in the postgresql.conf file

listen_addresses = 'localhost,192.168.0.115'
port=5432
wal_level = 'hot_standby'
archive_mode = on
archive_command = 'cd .'
max_wal_senders = 1
hot_standby = on

Master configuration

Create and copy ssh public key to slave like above.

# su - postgres
$ ssh-keygen

Now copy /var/lib/postgresql/.ssh/id_rsa.pub to slave postgres users' /var/lib/postgresql/.ssh/authorized_keys

Create postgresql user for replication.

$ psql -c "CREATE USER rep REPLICATION LOGIN CONNECTION LIMIT 1 ENCRYPTED PASSWORD 'yourpassword';"

Allow slave to connect to master using the user just created.

$ cd /etc/postgresql/9.6/main
$ nano pg_hba.conf

Add below line to allow rep user to get access to the server

host    replication     rep     62.210.83.200/32   md5

Next , open the postgres configuration file

nano postgresql.conf

Set the following configuration options in the postgresql.conf file

listen_addresses = 'localhost,213.167.243.152'
port=5432
wal_level = 'hot_standby'
archive_mode = on
archive_command = 'cd .'
max_wal_senders = 1
hot_standby = on

Now, to activate your changes, reload the postgresql server

$ pg_ctlcluster 9.6 main reload

You may need to restart it via systemd,

# systemctl restart postgresql

Start the backup process,

psql -c "select pg_start_backup('initial_backup');"
rsync -cva -e 'ssh -p 12022' --inplace --exclude=*pg_xlog* /var/lib/postgresql/9.6/main/ 62.210.83.200:/var/lib/postgresql/9.6/main/
psql -c "select pg_stop_backup();"

Slave Configuration: Step 2

Create a recovery file called recovery.conf and add following lines.

standby_mode = 'on'
primary_conninfo = 'host=213.167.243.152 port=5432 user=rep password=yourpassword'
trigger_file = '/tmp/postgresql.trigger.5432'

Start the slave server

$ pg_ctlcluster 9.6 main start

Replication Status

On master server ,

$ ps -ef | grep sender

On slave server,

$ ps -ef | grep receiver