Removing secondary Geo nodes (PREMIUM ONLY)
Secondary nodes can be removed from the Geo cluster using the Geo admin page of the primary node. To remove a secondary node:
- Navigate to Admin Area > Geo (
- Click the Remove button for the secondary node you want to remove.
- Confirm by clicking Remove when the prompt appears.
Once removed from the Geo admin page, you must stop and uninstall the secondary node:
On the secondary node, stop GitLab:
sudo gitlab-ctl stop
On the secondary node, uninstall GitLab:
# Stop gitlab and remove its supervision process sudo gitlab-ctl uninstall # Debian/Ubuntu sudo dpkg --remove gitlab-ee # Redhat/Centos sudo rpm --erase gitlab-ee
Once GitLab has been uninstalled from the secondary node, the replication slot must be dropped from the primary node's database as follows:
On the primary node, start a PostgreSQL console session:
gitlab-rails dbconsolewill not work, because managing replication slots requires superuser permissions.
Find the name of the relevant replication slot. This is the slot that is specified with
--slot-namewhen running the replicate command:
SELECT * FROM pg_replication_slots;
Remove the replication slot for the secondary node: