We use a self-hosted runner, but use Gitlab SaaS to store our large repo (about 50 GB).
When we do a clean build, we need to download the 50GB repo (for each parallel job even), which is a waste of time and resources. It would be great it we could keep a local mirror or some sort of cache of the gitlab repo, and clone from there on a clean checkout, rather than having to pull the full 50GB over the external network.
Any idea how to manage this?
We’re using docker runner types.