init - Initialize a new Gerrit server installation


'java' -jar gerrit.war 'init'


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 in an existing $site_path, init will upgrade some resources as necessary.



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

If during a schema migration unused objects (e.g. tables, columns) are detected they are not automatically dropped, but only a list of SQL statements to drop these objects is provided. To drop the unused objects these SQL statements have to be executed manually.


Don’t automatically start the daemon after initializing a newly created site path. This permits the administrator 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 libraries and log files.


Print names of plugins that can be installed during init process.

\--install-plugin: Automatically install plugin with given name without asking.


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.