Configuring TeamForge Git Integration with Git LFS using AWS S3

Welcome to the third blog in the series on how to configure TeamForge with Gerrit replication enabled. In the first blog post, I have explained the problem of Git LFS data in context of replication and proposed a solution with AWS S3 Bucket Cross Region Replication (CRR). In the second blog post we went through the process of setting up the CRR between two regions. Now it is time to configure our Gerrit servers to make use of this setup. Next, we will discuss the migration of the existing data from the file system to the S3 bucket. Finally, we …

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Setup S3 buckets with Cross Region Replication

This is the second blog post in our series related to the configuring replication with Git LFS using Amazon S3 Bucket. In the first blog we have discussed what are the implications of using Git LFS together with replication and how to improve it. Before we begin I would like to thank my colleague Logarajan. Logarajan has helped me a lot and co-authored this post. This time, we are going to set up the Git LFS data replication. We will use S3 Cross Region Replication (CRR) feature to replicate the objects from one S3 bucket to another. That way the …

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TeamForge Replication with Git LFS S3 backend

Amazon S3 replication mechanism

Let’s talk a bit about Git LFS (Large File Storage) in context of Git replication with TeamForge. What is Git LFS? As you can read on Git LFS Project page: Git Large File Storage (LFS) replaces large files such as audio samples, videos, datasets, and graphics with text pointers inside Git, while storing the file contents on a remote server. What is important here is that the file contents of large files are stored outside the Git repository, on the remote server, the Git LFS Server. The LFS support in TeamForge is based on the open source Gerrit LFS plugin. …

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Version Control Best Practices for Software Organizations

Though version control is an essential part of any software development organization’s day-to-day routine, not all teams understand how to best leverage the tools available. Whether your organization is using Subversion, Git or any other tool to protect and manage your company’s valuable software assets, there are a number of ways to maximize those investments and save your teams time and effort. In my last post I shared some best practices for developers when it comes to using version control systems. There are also a number of tips and tricks of the trade that organizations and managers can employ to …

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7 Version Control Best Practices for Developers

In my last post, Don’t Underestimate the Importance of Version Control, I outlined some of the basics of why version control is important. Version control saves versions of code which can then be reused, or in case of issues, applications can be reverted to older working versions. Popular version control solutions used today are Git, Subversion (SVN), Perforce and others. Version Control is vital at the enterprise software development level where you have a vast number of disparate teams. It is an every-day part of the developer’s routine, but also helps organizations achieve some high-level business goals such as increasing …

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7 Version Control Best Practices for Developers

In my last post, Don’t Underestimate the Importance of Version Control, I outlined some of the basics of why version control is important. Version control saves versions of code which can then be reused, or in case of issues, applications can be reverted to older working versions. Popular version control solutions used today are Git, Subversion (SVN), Perforce and others. Version Control is vital at the enterprise software development level where you have a vast number of disparate teams. It is an every-day part of the developer’s routine, but also helps organizations achieve some high-level business goals such as increasing …

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Don’t Underestimate the Importance of Version Control

Let’s be honest, version control isn’t exactly a topic you would bring up at a dinner party to spice up the conversation. Managing file versions and meticulously reviewing code for errors can be a dull subject. In fact, it rarely makes the headlines — even in software development news when there are far more exciting trends to cover like AI or the latest Apple device hitting the market. But much like no one really talks about putting on clean socks in the morning, setting an alarm at night or looking both ways before crossing the street, version control is an …

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CollabNet @ Gerrit User Summit 2017

This is a short summary about Gerrit User Summit 2017, which took place on 2nd and 3rd of October in London, UK. The event Gerrit User Summit is the event to be at for every Gerrit user. It provides a unique opportunity to meet other members of the community: users, developers and administrators. Hence, it allows to share the knowledge and expertise regarding Gerrit Code Review system. This was the first time when Gerrit User Summit took place in Europe. For the previous three, the location was Google HQ in Mountain View, California. Taking this into account, it was a huge …

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Gerrit Productivity Hacks – Flexible Logging: Set DEBUG level logging without Gerrit restart

Many of us have been thrown into production issue, equipped (in the best case ;)) with only vague reproduction instructions and get stuck looking into logs and have only one wish: if I could only magically enable more detailed logging and replay the scenario… just without putting restart procedure into motion… One can argue for having DEBUG level enabled all the time but this is impractical for at least two reasons: too much information is as bad as too little and log files will explode with size. Well, our prayers were answered! Since CollabNet TeamForge Git Integration 8.6.1 release one …

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Summary of the 2016 Berlin Gerrit Hackathon

Between 14th and 18th of March 2016, the second Berlin based Gerrit Hackathon took place. It was a joined effort of CollabNet and Elego to host it. Our event attracted 17 people from various companies, including five Gerrit maintainers. Here is the full list of participants: Dave Borowitz (maintainer) (Google), Saša Živkov (maintainer) (SAP), Edwin Kempin (maintainer) (Google), David Ostrovsky (maintainer) (Individual), Hugo Arès (maintainer) (Ericsson), Han-Wen Nienhuys (Google), Khai Do (OpenStack / IBM), Alan Tokaev (Individual), Sebastian Schuberth (Here), Martin Waitz (AREVA GmbH), Oswald Buddenhagen (Qt), Patrick Hobusch (Elego), Patrick Steinhardt (Elego), Eryk Szymanski (CollabNet), Jacek Centkowski (CollabNet), Johannes …

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