Migrate from GitLab
This document provides an overview of how to migrate from GitLab to CircleCI.
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Sign up with GitLab
Follow the steps on the Sign Up and Try page to connect your GitLab account with CircleCI, then follow the steps in the following sections to migrate your CI/CD setup to CircleCI.
If you are using GitLab’s CI/CD, you will need to migrate your build configuration. On GitLab, the build configuration is defined in a file called
.gitlab-ci.yml in the root directory of your source code repository. If you use shell scripts to perform your build, you can reuse those scripts in CircleCI.
First, create a CircleCI build configuration file. In the root directory of your source code repository, create a folder named
.circleci and create a file in that folder named
config.yml. Next, follow the CircleCI documentation here to learn how to configure the
The GitLab and CircleCI configurations will be different. It may be helpful to have both GitLab and CircleCI reference documentation open side-by-side to help with the conversion of the build steps:
Defining a job that executes a single build step
Specify a Docker image to use for a job.
Define a multi-stage build pipeline. Job1 and Job2 run concurrently. Once they are done, Job3 runs. Once Job3 is done, Job4 runs.
Execute jobs on multiple platforms. GitLab uses tags to identify build runners. CircleCI provides all major OSes and Docker and must explicitly set in config. See our execution environments documentation for more information.
For larger and more complex build files, we recommend moving over the build steps in phases until you get comfortable with the CircleCI platform. We recommend this order:
Install dependencies, also see Cache dependencies
Run testing commands
Test results / test splitting / parallelism
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