"Maximum allowed artifact storage size of 1000 Mb will be exceeded."

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05 Dec, 2017 12:05 PM


It's been a few weeks that every of my AppVeyor build fails with the error "Maximum allowed artifact storage size of 1000 Mb will be exceeded." which I don't understand because the artifact weight actually 60MiB (as shown on 7-Zip log).

Here's an example of failing build: https://ci.appveyor.com/project/DrLynix/nazaraengine/build/master-rev10/job/qnv73ipqxry176ft

I initialy though I exceeded some total artifact storage quota and deleted the AppVeyor project then reenabled it, but nothing changed.

What's the problem here?

Thanks in advance

  1. 1 Posted by devblok on 06 Dec, 2017 09:36 AM

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    +1 on this. My artifact storage filled up faster than expected, and I did not find a way to delete them to make space. Tried deleting previous builds, but that did nothing, I did not want to re-create the project just yet, as I don't have access to the webhook config on github. I have no need to keep the old builds as of now.

  2. 2 Posted by Ilya Finkelshte... on 06 Dec, 2017 08:13 PM

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    We increased limit to 10000Mb for both your accounts. Sorry for the trouble. We are working on build limits to prevent abuse. Avg numbers are set as defaults. It’s experiment right now, quotas can be adjusted per account per request. Thanks for your patience and understanding.

  3. 3 Posted by darren.koh on 09 Dec, 2017 06:31 AM

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    I am experiencing the same issue just now. Can you please adjust my account too? Is there a way to adjust this ourself in the future?

  4. 4 Posted by Ilya Finkelshte... on 11 Dec, 2017 08:52 PM

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    CMdev should be unblocked too (per separate email request).

  5. 5 Posted by alberto on 27 Dec, 2017 09:40 AM

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    Having the exact same issue as the other posters.

    Can you do something for account bparker06?
    Also, how can I specify to retain artifacts for only a limited number of builds to avoid running into this issue again in the future? I have enabled CI less than a week ago...

  6. 6 Posted by me on 27 Dec, 2017 11:06 AM

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    I am also having the same issue.

    Is there anyway to delete the old artifacts? Removing and re-adding the project doesn't seem to do it.

    my account is: sanisoclem

  7. 7 Posted by Ilya Finkelshte... on 27 Dec, 2017 07:41 PM

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    Jerahmeel, we unblocked your account.

  8. 8 Posted by alberto on 28 Dec, 2017 02:09 PM

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    Still having the issue on account bparker06
    Can you do something?

  9. 9 Posted by Yuriy on 28 Dec, 2017 05:21 PM

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    I am also having the same issue.
    Old builds removing doesn't solve issue.
    Account: SergChernykh or lazgen

  10. 10 Posted by Ilya Finkelshte... on 28 Dec, 2017 06:00 PM

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    alberto, Yuriy: your accounts are unblocked.

  11. 11 Posted by Roberto Sonnino on 29 Dec, 2017 12:32 AM

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    Same problem here - the account is robertos.

  12. 12 Posted by Tardo on 29 Dec, 2017 01:49 AM

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    Same problem here too :B
    Project: Tardo/hclient


  13. 13 Posted by Ilya Finkelshte... on 29 Dec, 2017 02:01 AM

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    Roberto, Tardo: done.

  14. 14 Posted by touilleMan on 30 Dec, 2017 12:21 PM

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  15. 15 Posted by Simonx22 on 30 Dec, 2017 08:23 PM

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    I have the same issue
    Account: Simonx22

  16. 16 Posted by sebastian on 31 Dec, 2017 01:19 PM

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    I am having the same issue (example: https://ci.appveyor.com/project/templeplus/dependencies)

    What is puzzling to me however: I have deleted all old builds that had artifacts attached, and it's still giving me this error. Is it not correctly cleaning up artifacts when builds are deleted? Otherwise I can't really see how the account has 1GB of artifacts.

  17. Support Staff 17 Posted by Feodor Fitsner on 31 Dec, 2017 08:20 PM

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    @touilleMan, @Simonx22, @sebastian - you should be unblocked now.

  18. 18 Posted by sebastian on 01 Jan, 2018 12:21 AM

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    Awesome, thanks alot!
    How can we help reducing our storage usage going forward? manually clean out old builds?

  19. 19 Posted by Ilya Finkelshte... on 01 Jan, 2018 03:02 AM

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    @sebastian as we said earlier right now we just trying to get artifacts situation under control to prevent abuse. We increase limits manually per request. In the beginning of the next (or maybe this depending on your timezone :)) year we will implement more flexible retention/archive policies.

  20. 20 Posted by Joy on 03 Jan, 2018 01:18 AM

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    I'm facing the same issue. I am disabling uploading artifacts for now, but it would be nice
    to understand how to delete old artifacts easily.



  21. 21 Posted by Ilya Finkelshte... on 03 Jan, 2018 02:24 AM

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    @Joy: we unblocked your account.

  22. 22 Posted by Joy on 03 Jan, 2018 03:12 AM

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    Thanks, Ilya!

  23. 23 Posted by Jonathan on 04 Jan, 2018 09:51 PM

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    I have this same problem. Surely there must be a way to delete old artefacts?

  24. 24 Posted by Ilya Finkelshte... on 04 Jan, 2018 09:56 PM

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    @Jonathan: no way currently. We manually unblock people. You should be good now.

  25. 25 Posted by Jonathan on 04 Jan, 2018 09:59 PM

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  26. 26 Posted by lala on 04 Jan, 2018 11:49 PM

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    Same problem here with the "MuseScore/musescore" project.
    Looking forward to a clean way to manage artifacts.

  27. 27 Posted by Ilya Finkelshte... on 05 Jan, 2018 12:11 AM

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    @lala should be OK now

  28. 28 Posted by tasou on 05 Jan, 2018 10:36 PM

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    I'm hitting the same issue in openxmlsdk/open-xml-sdk

  29. 29 Posted by Ilya Finkelshte... on 05 Jan, 2018 11:05 PM

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    @tasou: you should be good now

  30. 30 Posted by Vlastimil Zeman on 07 Jan, 2018 12:18 PM

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    Same problem here with the hadolint project.


    Can you please increase limit for our project?

    Thank you.

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