Dear Atlassian users,
I just started using GIT and GIT LFS on BitBucket cloud with a team of graphic designers for a book design project. Besides *.md or *.xml, we mainly edit *.ai (Adobe Illustrator) and *.indd (Adobe InDesign) files. Of course we are tracking binary files with LFS. Even if limited by the nature of binary files, I find Git much more useful (and reliable) than Dropbox or GoogleDrive especially with a larger than usual and distributed design team. I subscribed to the basic BitBucket Cloud account with a storage limit of 110GB. My fear is to pass that limit quite quickly. What could be a solution for this issue? Move to a BitBucket server license and install it ourselves on another cloud service? In case, what option would you suggest? Around 1Tb storage size would be a nice amount.
In a few months the book will be printed, then I will need to archive the work on a backup disk in my studio. No need to have it online forever.
First of all, thanks for using Bitbucket Cloud and Git LFS!
Regarding the Git LFS storage, we currently offer 110 GB for free but only until our new pricing becomes effective (May 22, 2017). You can read more about our new pricing here: https://bitbucket.org/product/pricing/upcoming
For Git LFS it means that you'll get a smaller amount of free LFS storage (e.g. for 10 users you'd get 5GB) but you'll be able to buy aditional LFS storage, so you'll have no storage limit.
Option 1: Stay on Bitbucket Cloud
Only pay for the total storage you consume each month which would mean an additional $10 for 100GB of storage.
1TB would cost you $100/month but you could always remove older file versions to free up storage.
Option 2: Move to Bitbucket Server
This would require to set up and run your own server.
Option 1 is certainly much easier beacuse it requires no setup at all and you just consume as you go. Depending on how big your team is Bitbucket Cloud will also be cheaper than a Bitbucket Server license. Once the book has been printed you can archive the repo locally and free up your storage again, so you won't pay for LFS storage any more.
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