GitLab database goes out after spam attack
Code-hosting site GitLab has suffered an outage after sustaining a “serious” incident on Tuesday with one of its databases that has required emergency maintenance.
The company today said it lost six hours of database data, including issues, merge requests, users, comments, and snippets, for GitLab.com and was in the process restoring data from a backup. Data was accidentally deleted, according to a Twitter message.
“Losing production data is unacceptable, and in a few days we’ll post the five whys of why this happened and a list of measures we will implement,” GitLab said in a bulletin this morning. Git.wiki repositories and self-hosted installations were unaffected.