GitLab partial outage - attempting to mitigate

Brandon Allbery allbery.b at
Mon Mar 20 13:40:58 UTC 2023

Isn't it just "move /nix out of the way, bind mount a new one from a
larger drive, use rsync to move the data"?

On Mon, Mar 20, 2023 at 9:25 AM Ben Gamari <ben at> wrote:
> Bryan Richter via ghc-devs <ghc-devs at> writes:
> > I eventually resorted to a server reboot, which cleared up all the problems
> > I was seeing. I think we're back in business.
> >
> The root partition was close to running out of disk space yesterday. The
> problem appears to be that /nix is located on the small system drive. We
> should really address this although moving /nix is sadly not easy and
> will certainly require downtime.
> Cheers,
> - Ben
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