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You can configure a maximum size for a snippet to prevent abuse. The default limit is 52428800 bytes (50 MB). The limit is applied when a snippet is created or updated. The limit does not affect existing snippets unless they are updated and their content changes.

Configure the snippet size limit

To configure the snippet size limit, you can use the Rails console or the Application settings API.

The limit must be in bytes.

This setting is not available in the Admin Area settings.

Use the Rails console

To configure this setting through the Rails console:

  1. Start the Rails console.

  2. Update the snippets maximum file size:

    ApplicationSetting.first.update!(snippet_size_limit: 50.megabytes)

To retrieve the current value, start the Rails console and run:


Use the API

To set the limit by using the Application Settings API (similar to updating any other setting), use this command:

curl --request PUT \
  --header "PRIVATE-TOKEN: <your_access_token>"
  --url ""

You can also use the API to retrieve the current value.

curl --header "PRIVATE-TOKEN: <your_access_token>" \
  --url ""

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