Problem with Upgrading Gitlab EE from Older to Latest Version

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Upgrading GitLab from one major version to another can sometimes be a complex process, and release upgradation process display some error message. Some face problem with upgrading Gitlab EE from 15.9.3 to Gitlab version 16.0.1

It seems you are upgrading from major version 15 to major version 16.

It is required to upgrade to the latest 15.11.x version first before proceeding.

Problem with Upgrading Gitlab EE

Here are some general steps you can follow to upgrade your GitLab EE version from 15.9.3 to 16.0.1:

Step 1:

  • Backup your data: Before starting any upgrade process, create a backup of your GitLab data, including the database and any important configuration files. This will allow you to roll back in case anything goes wrong during the upgrade.

Step 2:

  • Review the release notes: From the above error clearly shows there is problem while upgrading Gitlab ee. first we have to upgrade version to 15.11.x. Then GitLab system will allow us to upgrade to 16.0.1.
  • Check system requirements: Ensure that your server meets the system requirements specified for GitLab 16.0.1. Verify that you have the necessary dependencies, versions of software.

Step 3:

  • Upgrade to Install intermediate Gitlab versions:

when upgrading between major versions, you may need to upgrade to an intermediate version first before reaching the target version. From official document , were found that version can be downloaded or get through given scripts. follow the instruction to complete the process.

Problem with Upgrading Gitlab EE-download intermediate version
curl -s | sudo bash
# Install 
sudo apt-get install gitlab-ee=15.11.6-ee.0
Gitlab-upgrade script
  • Monitor the upgrade process: During the upgrade, monitor the process closely for any error messages or warnings. It’s important to address any issues promptly to avoid potential data loss or service disruptions.

Step 4:

  • Test and verify: Once the upgrade process completes successfully, perform following command to verify that version has upgraded successfully.

gitlab-rake gitlab:env:info

Step 5:

In this step, we will verify the upgradable packages in ubuntu by following command where we see Gitlab release pending to upgrade.

sudo apt list –upgradeable or sudo apt list –upgradeable -a

It means, we just upgrade packages by using below command. Once the upgradation process completed successfully like below

$Sudo apt upgrade -y

Gitlab Upgrade completed

At last we resolved the problem upgrading GitLab from older to latest version. It’s also recommended to perform the upgrade in a test environment or staging instance before applying it to your production environment. Remember to consult the official GitLab documentation and specific release notes for each version you are upgrading to, as the steps and requirements may vary.

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