Gitlab - Uploading artifacts as "archive" to coordinator... too large archive

We're using Gitlab CI for building a project that compiles a lot of big files. All of a sudden a working job failed. We did not change anything in the job configuration and the build was just fine but the uploading of the artifacts in the end failed.


After some research I found out that the maximum artifact size was exceeded. You can set the maximum artifact size in the Gitlab settings on instance, group or project level.

Update 03.05.2022:

If you are using the default nginx of the gitlab docker container, like we do, you need to set the client_max_body_size accordingly in your omnibus or gitlab.rb config. E.g.: nginx['client_max_body_size'] = "2000m"