init - Initialize a new Gerrit server installation


java -jar gerrit.war init -d <SITE_PATH> [--batch] [--no-auto-start] [--list-plugins] [--install-plugin=<PLUGIN_NAME>]


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.


Automatically install plugin with given name without asking. This option may be supplied more than once to install multiple plugins.


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.