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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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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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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Gerrit Productivity Hack – Handling Large Binary Files with Gerrit, Artifactory and Git LFS

Handling large binary files with Git is a performance pain. You can work around the problem by some proper Gerrit tuning and restructuring your build scripts so that they fetch binaries from an artifact repository instead of having them part of the repo. With Git LFS, there is another approach available that does not require any changes to your build process or Git server configuration. The Gerrit and JGit communities are still working on built-in Git LFS support, but I thought it makes sense to show how Gerrit can be used with a separate Git LFS backend – Artifactory – …

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