init - Initialize a new Gerrit server installation


java -jar gerrit.war init -d <SITE_PATH> [--batch] [--import-projects] [--no-auto-start]


Creates a new Gerrit server installation, interactively prompting for some basic setup prior to writing default configuration files into a newly created $site_path.

If run an an existing $site_path, init will upgrade some resources as necessary. This can be useful to import newly created projects.



Run in batch mode, skipping interactive prompts. Reasonable configuration defaults are chosen based on the whims of the Gerrit developers.


Recursively search gerrit.basePath for any Git repositories not yet registered as a project, and initializes a new project for them.


Don't automatically start the daemon after initializing a newly created site path. This permits the administartor to inspect and modify the configuration before the daemon is started.


Location of the gerrit.config file, and all other per-site configuration data, supporting libaries and log files.


This command can only be run on a server which has direct connectivity to the metadata database, and local access to the managed Git repositories.

Part of Gerrit Code Review