Import a project from to your self-managed GitLab instance (deprecated) (FREE)

WARNING: The importer was deprecated in GitLab 15.8 and will be removed in GitLab 16.0. To import GitLab projects from to a self-managed GitLab instance use migrating groups and projects by direct transfer.

You can import your existing projects to your GitLab instance.


To import a project to your self-managed GitLab instance:

  1. In GitLab, on the top bar, select Main menu > Projects > View all projects.
  2. On the right of the page, select New project.
  3. Select Import project.
  4. Select
  5. Give permission to access your projects.
  6. Select Import.

The importer imports your repository and issues. When the importer is done, a new GitLab project is created with your imported data.

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