Chapter 14. Gear Storage and Disk Space Management

14.1. Introduction to Gear Storage and Disk Space

As an application is developed and the changes are pushed to the Git repository, the amount of available disk space to run an application slowly decreases. This is because Git stores all repository information, whether it is still required or not. Other aspects of developing and running applications also result in wasted disk space, such as old log files and unused application libraries. In such cases, either additional storage is required, or the existing disk space must be optimized to achieve the best possible application performance.
Gear storage and disk space can be managed with the client tools to optimize application performance.

Note

Additional gear storage is not available with all subscription plans. Therefore, ensure your account allows additional gear storage before attempting to increase it. Log on to the Management Console at https://www.openshift.com/ to view plan upgrade options.