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My GitLab server managed to survive the worst burnout I've had in years. For that, I have to put it down to Wasabi S3 and Ansible. Why was I manually provisioning everything before... Ergh. Never again. Automation is lovely when done well.

This year, I'd like to follow in @sheogorath's footsteps and publish my infrastructure as open source code. Thanks for the inspiration to do that!

@ojbr
I recommend to keep the secrets part secret of course ;)

But it's quite easy by running two branches. All details about that are mentioned in my blog article:

shivering-isles.com/publish-yo

@sheogorath yep, it's a great read! I went through it a few months ago

The thing that has put my mind at rest was when everything got automated. Backups, package upgrades; bucket clearance policy; certificate renewal; etc.
GitLab is a great utility. Hands down beats GitHub IMO, and is rather flexible.

I'm hoping that I can integrate Terraform into the mix soon, too. That, and automatic scaling of runners

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