GitLab Documentation

GitLab Git LFS Administration

Documentation on how to use Git LFS are under Managing large binary files with Git LFS doc.



Git LFS objects can be large in size. By default, they are stored on the server GitLab is installed on.

There are two configuration options to help GitLab server administrators:

Omnibus packages

In /etc/gitlab/gitlab.rb:

# Change to true to enable lfs
gitlab_rails['lfs_enabled'] = false

# Optionally, change the storage path location. Defaults to
# `#{gitlab_rails['shared_path']}/lfs-objects`. Which evaluates to
# `/var/opt/gitlab/gitlab-rails/shared/lfs-objects` by default.
gitlab_rails['lfs_storage_path'] = "/mnt/storage/lfs-objects"

Installations from source

In config/gitlab.yml:

# Change to true to enable lfs
    enabled: false
    storage_path: /mnt/storage/lfs-objects

Storage statistics

You can see the total storage used for LFS objects on groups and projects in the administration area, as well as through the groups and projects APIs.

Known limitations