Migration Features

The new migration features were introduced in Gitea 1.9.0. It defines two interfaces to support migrating repositories data from other git host platforms to gitea or, in the future migrating gitea data to other git host platforms. Currently, migrations from Github, Gitlab and Gitea to Gitea is implemented.

First of all, Gitea defines some standard objects in packages modules/migrations/base. They are Repository, Milestone, Release, ReleaseAsset, Label, Issue, Comment, PullRequest, Reaction, Review, ReviewComment.

Downloader Interfaces

To migrate from a new git host platform, there are two steps to be updated.

  • You should implement a Downloader which will get all kinds of repository informations.
  • You should implement a DownloaderFactory which is used to detect if the URL matches and create a Downloader.
  • You’ll need to register the DownloaderFactory via RegisterDownloaderFactory on init.
type Downloader interface {
	GetAsset(relTag string, relID, id int64) (io.ReadCloser, error)
	GetRepoInfo() (*Repository, error)
	GetTopics() ([]string, error)
	GetMilestones() ([]*Milestone, error)
	GetReleases() ([]*Release, error)
	GetLabels() ([]*Label, error)
	GetIssues(page, perPage int) ([]*Issue, bool, error)
	GetComments(issueNumber int64) ([]*Comment, error)
	GetPullRequests(page, perPage int) ([]*PullRequest, bool, error)
	GetReviews(pullRequestNumber int64) ([]*Review, error)
type DownloaderFactory interface {
	New(ctx context.Context, opts MigrateOptions) (Downloader, error)
	GitServiceType() structs.GitServiceType

Uploader Interface

Currently, only a GiteaLocalUploader is implemented, so we only save downloaded data via this Uploader on the local Gitea instance. Other uploaders are not supported and will be implemented in future.

// Uploader uploads all the informations
type Uploader interface {
	MaxBatchInsertSize(tp string) int
	CreateRepo(repo *Repository, opts MigrateOptions) error
	CreateTopics(topic ...string) error
	CreateMilestones(milestones ...*Milestone) error
	CreateReleases(downloader Downloader, releases ...*Release) error
	SyncTags() error
	CreateLabels(labels ...*Label) error
	CreateIssues(issues ...*Issue) error
	CreateComments(comments ...*Comment) error
	CreatePullRequests(prs ...*PullRequest) error
	CreateReviews(reviews ...*Review) error
	Rollback() error