Tuning GitLab Geo

Changing the sync capacity values

In the Geo admin page (/admin/geo_nodes), there are several variables that can be tuned to improve performance of Geo:

  • Repository sync capacity
  • File sync capacity

Increasing these values will increase the number of jobs that are scheduled, but this may not lead to a more downloads in parallel unless the number of available Sidekiq threads is also increased. For example, if repository sync capacity is increased from 25 to 50, you may also want to increase the number of Sidekiq threads from 25 to 50. See the Sidekiq concurrency documentation for more details.