Hey Replit Builders,
We know there have been frustrating issues with rolling out new account storage limits to Explorers. Thank you for bringing these issues to our attention. We’ve read through each post and appreciate the feedback you’ve shared. As a result, we would like to share three key updates:
- User grace period
- Guidance on what contributes to storage quota
- Clarity on new account storage limits
Later this week, we will push out a fix that offers a grace period of increased account storage for users hitting their limits
up to 200 GiB. This should solve the majority of issues explorers are running into with the new account storage limits.
Update on grace period storage: We realized setting an arbitrary 200 GiB limit can be confusing and difficult to track for builders. Instead, we will simply not be enforcing storage limits during the grace period.
Update on grace period timeline: We’re testing out the storage fixes currently and will release them to explorers by the end of next week, July 14th. We want to be very thorough on testing to ensure the storage experience is seamless.
This grace period will continue to exist pending two updates:
- A mechanism to mass delete Repls so you don’t have to go through them one by one.
- The ability to purchase additional storage independent of your Free, Hacker, or Pro plan.
Once these product improvements are in place, we will notify builders and provide an additional 30 day grace period for users to manage their Repls before enforcements go live.
Additionally, there have been many questions on what does or does not count towards the storage limit. We intend to do a more comprehensive breakdown in our documentation, but for now, we want to answer the most common questions.
Anything under your Repls “home dir” will count towards your storage limit. In a Repl, that is “~/$REPL_SLUG”. For packages, it depends on where they have been installed. Node modules, for example, will count towards your storage limit. We know the package location piece is a bit confusing. In our next post, we will have examples of popular package installations and whether or not they’ll count towards storage limits.
The storage limits on the current pricing page are legacy limits and were not enforced. We will be updating the pricing page with the new limits this week. The new account storage limits are 4 to 20x higher:
- Free Plan: 10 GiB
- Hacker plan: 20 GiB
- Pro plan: 50 GiB
We will have the grace period for increased account storage out by this week. In the meantime, we recommend turning off explorer if you are running into account storage issues.
The Replit Team