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Re: salsa.debian.org maintenance (GitLab 11.1.4 upgrade, external storage migration)




On Mon, 13 Aug 2018, Jonas Meurer wrote:

> Hello,
> 
> Am 11.08.2018 um 16:20 schrieb Bastian Blank:
> > We will do maintenance on salsa.debian.org today, 2018-08-11, between
> > 1600 and 1800 UTC.
> > 
> > We will upgrade the GitLab instance to 11.1.4.
> 
> Thanks a ton for all your maintenance work for salsa. It's a huge
> improvement for packaging and team maintenance work to have salsa around!
> 
> > We will also start moving some of the large data stores with public
> > accessible files off to Google Cloud storage.  Using an external storage
> > allows us to store a much larger amount of data in our GitLab instance.
> > All access to it will be proxied, without providing user identifying
> > data to the storage provider.
> 
> Hrmpf! I have to say that I was somewhat surprised by this announcement.
> To be honest, I don't like the idea of making our infrastructure as a
> project rely on closed and proprietary systems like Google Cloud. Isn't
> it important to us as a project anymore to run our infrastructure on
> free software and under our own control? [1]
We don't rely on it. There will be a backup on debian infastructure so that
we will be able to change to different providers at every time. 

Additionally its only subsidiary data. Git is and will be only on debian
infrastructure. If you don't use lfs or ci, you are safe (whatever safe
means). 

But using gce allows us to to support use cases different use case than just
git (like lfs, build artificats, build logs and so on) without consuming IO
on debian infrastructure (we are already seeing IO problems on high traffic). 

Hope that helps

Alex

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