How to expand storage space of build environment


#1

Dear community members,

I encountered the problem about out of disk space while building on circle ci. I’m using Ubuntu virtual machine and docker-compose on it. Currently 100Gb storage is attached on virtual machine and I’d like to expand this storage space. Is there a way to expand storage space for Ubuntu virtual machine of circle ci?


#2

Lordy! What’s your use case? That’s a lot of storage, I dread to think how long your build process requires, to make use of all of that data!


#3

My use case is large system building and it requires about 150GB storage space and 32GB swap.


#4

You could self-host as an enterprise customer.

Alternatively you could get a VPS elsewhere (with the disk space you need) and set it up as a network drive over an encrypted link. That would be quite slow by default, but you could then ask CircleCI where their build machines are, so you can choose a VPS location that is geographically as close as possible to Circle’s infrastructure.

I don’t know how that’d perform, and to be honest it sounds like the enterprise route would be best.


#5