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Unified Backups: Introduce `backup_information.json` metadata

Gabriel Mazetto requested to merge 427337-unified-backups-metadata into master

What does this MR do and why?

This introduces a new metadata format for the Unified Backups: backup_information.json.

The change from old file in YAML to new file being in JSON is to allow defining a JSON Schema to validate the file in a later stage.

This also makes the two backups incompatible, which removes the need to implement a different validation mechanism on the old one.

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How to set up and validate locally

When a Backup is performed, it should include on the root folder a file: backup_information.json with the following keys:

  • metadata_version
  • backup_id
  • created_at
  • gitlab_version
  "metadata_version": 2,
  "backup_id": "1712944480_2024_04_12_16.11.0-pre",
  "created_at": "2024-04-12T17:54:40Z",
  "gitlab_version": "16.11.0-pre"

Related to #427337 (closed)

Edited by Gabriel Mazetto

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