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Steps for Successful Migration from GitLab to GitHub

Successful Migration from GitLab to GitHub

Are you concerned about not being able to host everything on GitLab?

Well, you are not alone.

Many businesses face this challenge. 

You may have used a self-hosted GitLab instance to host your software repositories because of the obvious benefits it promised like:

  • No limits on the number of (private) repositories or amount of storage.
  • Full control over the hardware.

However, when the hardware underlying the self-hosted instance reached end-of-life, and limited time for maintenance starts creating more mess than good you might look for another solution. Right?

This is what happened with a leading content marketing platform and we helped them Migrate from GitLab to GitHub successfully.

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Why Migrate From GitLab to GitHub?

Both GitLab and GitHub are designed to make it easy for developers, designers, and team members to collaborate on the same project. It ensures everyone has the same access to the latest code and all modifications are tracked. 

Open-source repositories are supported by both, but they use different programming models. And to help you understand why companies choose to migrate from GitLab to GitHub, Here’s a breakdown of a few challenges with GitLab and the benefits of using GitHub.

 

GitLab Challenges

GitHub Advantages

  1. Inability to host everything on GitLab.
  2. If your client’s team is familiar with GitHub, then onboarding them on GitLab will take much effort.
  3. GitLab’s slack integration isn’t efficient enough.


  1. Unlimited public/private repositories.
  2. Unlimited collaborators.
  3. Easily works with a third-party CI program like Jenkins, CircleCI, or TravisCI.
  4. Emphasizes speed.

 Steps to Successfully Migrate from GitLab to GitHub

Based on the below migration process, We at AAIC, follow the entire migration planning and execution steps to successfully migrate Gitlab Code Repositories to Github.

There are certain aspects to this process that are crucial. Mentioning below the points we put special attention to

  • Generation of Artifacts like jar or war files.
  • Understanding and deploying to appropriate environments.

You might have got the idea of how the GitLab to GitHub migration process works. Our team at AAIC makes it easier for you through the well-architected frameworks. Besides migration, we help companies master performance and collaboration through our DevOps services.  

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