Setting up Gitea on Kubernetes from scratch

Sun Jun 30 2024

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I set up Gitea on Kubernetes with only the documentation, a dream, and existential suffering.

High Level Topics Covered

  • Setting up Gitea, a self-hosted Git service, on a Kubernetes cluster
  • Using Helm, a package manager for Kubernetes, to simplify the deployment process
  • Troubleshooting common issues that arise during the setup process
  • Configuring and managing persistent storage for Gitea
  • Integrating Gitea with other services, such as Tigris and S3

Interesting Lessons Learned

  • Helm can be a useful tool for simplifying Kubernetes deployments, but it can also introduce complexity and potential security risks.
  • Persistent storage is essential for ensuring that data is preserved across pod restarts.
  • Careful configuration of Gitea's storage settings is important to avoid potential errors and data loss.
  • Integrating Gitea with other services can enhance its functionality and make it a more powerful tool for managing Git repositories.
  • It is important to thoroughly test and troubleshoot any changes made to a Kubernetes deployment to ensure that it is functioning properly.

Facts and circumstances may have changed since publication. Please contact me before jumping to conclusions if something seems wrong or unclear.

Tags: kubernetes, gitea, helm, pain