No Cache Detected

Why This Error Occurred

A Next.js build was triggered in a continuous integration environment, but no cache was detected.

This results in slower builds and can hurt Next.js' persistent caching of client-side bundles across builds.

Possible Ways to Fix It

Note: If this is a new project, or being built for the first time in your CI, you can ignore this error. However, you'll want to make sure it doesn't continue to happen and fix it if it does!

Configure Next.js' cache to be persisted across builds. Next.js stores its cache in the .next/cache directory.

Storing this folder across builds varies by CI provider. We've provided a list of a few common providers below.


Next.js caching is automatically configured for you. There's no action required on your part.


Edit your save_cache step in .circleci/config.yml to include .next/cache:

  - save_cache:
      key: dependency-cache-{{ checksum "yarn.lock" }}
        - ./node_modules
        - ./.next/cache

If you do not have a save_cache key, please follow CircleCI's documentation on setting up build caching.

Travis CI

Add or merge the following into your .travis.yml:

    - $HOME/.cache/yarn
    - node_modules
    - .next/cache

GitLab CI

Add or merge the following into your .gitlab-ci.yml:

    - node_modules/
    - .next/cache/

Netlify CI

Use Netlify Plugins with netlify-plugin-cache-nextjs.

AWS CodeBuild

Add (or merge in) the following to your buildspec.yml:

    - 'node_modules/**/*' # Cache `node_modules` for faster `yarn` or `npm i`
    - '.next/cache/**/*' # Cache Next.js for faster application rebuilds

GitHub Actions

Using GitHub's actions/cache, add the following step in your workflow file:

uses: actions/cache@v2
  path: ${{ github.workspace }}/.next/cache
  # Generate a new cache whenever packages or source files change.
  key: ${{ runner.os }}-nextjs-${{ hashFiles('**/package-lock.json') }}-${{ hashFiles('**.[jt]sx?') }}
  # If source files changed but packages didn't, rebuild from a prior cache.
  restore-keys: |
    ${{ runner.os }}-nextjs-${{ hashFiles('**/package-lock.json') }}-

Bitbucket Pipelines

Add or merge the following into your bitbucket-pipelines.yml at the top level (same level as pipelines):

    nextcache: .next/cache

Then reference it in the caches section of your pipeline's step:

- step:
    name: your_step_name
      - node
      - nextcache


Using Heroku's custom cache, add a cacheDirectories array in your top-level package.json:

"cacheDirectories": [".next/cache"]

Azure Pipelines

Using Azure Pipelines' Cache task, add the following task to your pipeline yaml file somewhere prior to the task that executes next build:

- task: Cache@2
  displayName: 'Cache .next/cache'
    key: next | $(Agent.OS) | yarn.lock
    path: '$(System.DefaultWorkingDirectory)/.next/cache'