gerrit replicate - Manually trigger replication, to recover a node
Schedules replication of the specified projects to all configured replication destinations, or only those whose URLs match the pattern given on the command line.
Normally Gerrit automatically schedules replication whenever it makes a change to a managed Git repository. However, there are other reasons why an administrator may wish to trigger replication:
Destination disappears, then later comes back online.
If a destination went offline for a period of time, when it comes back, it may be missing commits that it should have. Triggering a replication run for all projects against that URL will update it.
After repacking locally, and using rsync to distribute the new pack files to the destinations.
If the local server is repacked, and then the resulting pack files are sent to remote peers using rsync -a --delete-after, there is a chance that the rsync missed a change that was added during the rsync data transfer, and the rsync will remove that changes’s data from the remote, even though the automatic replication pushed it there in parallel to the rsync.
Its a good idea to run replicate with --all to ensure all projects are consistent after the rsync is complete.
After deleting a ref by hand.
If a ref must be removed (e.g. to purge a change or patch set that shouldn’t have been created, and that must be eradicated) that delete must be done by direct git access on the local, managed repository. Gerrit won’t know about the delete, and is unable to replicate it automatically. Triggering replication on just the affected project can update the mirrors.
Caller must be a member of the privileged Administrators group, or have been granted the Start Replication global capability.
This command is intended to be used in scripts.
Schedule replicating for all projects.
- --url <PATTERN>
Replicate only to replication destinations whose URL contains the substring <PATTERN>. This can be useful to replicate only to a previously down node, which has been brought back online.
Replicate every project, to every configured remote:
$ ssh -p 29418 review.example.com gerrit replicate --all
Replicate only to srv2 now that it is back online:
$ ssh -p 29418 review.example.com gerrit replicate --url srv2 --all
Replicate only the tools/gerrit project, after deleting a ref locally by hand:
$ git --git-dir=/home/git/tools/gerrit.git update-ref -d refs/changes/00/100/1 $ ssh -p 29418 review.example.com gerrit replicate tools/gerrit
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