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How to setup Gradle Remote Build Cache

Bitbucket pipeline has a mechanism in place that allows to save and restore the Gradle cache directory. We work with larger projects (following the mono-repository) approach, where it approach may not scale too well. A Gradle cache grows rather quickly and it takes substantial resources already to just pack/unpack the Gradle cache. Moreover, different steps in the pipeline may only need small parts of it.

It would be desirable to have support for As it allows to incrementelly check whether a given task has already been performed.

A simple HTTP repository would already  suffice for it. In other project we made use of Artifactory generic repositories for this purpose. Or if no such feature is planned. Is there a possiblity to place such a server "close" to the Bitbucket pipeline agents?




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Hello Remo,

Currently there's no built-in support for that Gradle remote build cache. You can open a feature request for support here:

We also have no built in feature to place servers "close" to the Bitbucket Pipelines agents. We currently run in us-west and us-east. But when and the proportion of traffic varies due to availability of the regions. So it might be difficult to get a consistent performance improvement. That sounds like an interesting feature to add support for, if you'd like to open a feature request.

Sorry I couldn't provide anything more useful.



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