Downtime notification - Gitlab server migration

Ben Cooksley bcooksley at
Sat Jul 22 12:51:51 BST 2023

Good morning all,

This evening (UTC time) I will be moving Gitlab from the current system it
is located on to a new server.

This move is being undertaken to ensure we have the most up to date
software stack, as well as take advantage of newer hardware that is both
more efficient and more powerful (the existing server is around 4 years old
or so).

Based on performance benchmarks, the new system should have a significant
performance uplift, which will help ensure we're able to support new
workloads - such as the incoming migration of binary build jobs from the
Binary Factory.

This migration will take several hours unfortunately, during which time
Gitlab will be completely unavailable. This includes read and write
operations to Git repositories, authentication services for sites
that use Invent login, issues, wiki pages and everything else hosted by

This migration will be undertaken from approximately 10pm UTC, Saturday
22nd July.

Please let me know if you have any questions on the above.

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