Can not push after running BFG

I commitet one large file 3+GB to my git repo, then I deleted it (should have reverted it). 

Now I can not push a new commit since it excceeds the 2GB hard limit.


first, I can not delete a branch from bitbucket, then I ran BFG locally and was able to thin it to 250 MB, but can still not push it.


Anyone have experience with this issue? How can I get ride of this issue?


Many Thanks!



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Lucas Moura Atlassian Team Aug 01, 2017

Hey Yihui,

Could you provide the repo`s name?

The BFG is a good practice to keep your repository size in a good shape.

When the repository hits the hard limit (2GB) BitBucket will not allow more push until the size is reduced.

Have a good day,


Lucas de Moura 

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