Gitlab runner build clean up

gitlab runner build clean up

wanted to know about cleaning up storage for gitlab runner in ec2 instance:

  • I found out /builds directory is taking up 45+ gb of storage
  • is there any ways to delete it ? I tried deleting old build through gitlab API it cleared only 8gb
  • is it safe to delete build directory of gitlab runner to free up the space ?
  • is it safe to delete build directory of gitlab runner to free up the space ?

Yes, it is used only as cache. You can delete it anytime. Everything will be recreated as needed when job starts.

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thank you :smile: @balonik, so again when storage is filled do we need to clean up this build directory ?, can you please suggest me if there is any configuration to clear this cache or anything like retension period

I don’t think so. It’s kept indefinitely. You need to clean it up by other means.