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How to ask a `run Garbage Collector` from bitbucket team?


Hi bitbucket mate,


I recently remove all the history in my repo in order to clean the 1.9Gb.

So after doing it, it's looks I have to wait after an auto GC.

But I can't stop the production for this so, I looking to know how and to who I should ask to run the GC?

Thanks for you response,

Aerial Dev Team

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Santosh J Atlassian Team Apr 14, 2020

Hi Aerial Dev Team,

There are 2 options: 

1. To open a ticket with Bitbucket Support - I would recommend using the link - and selecting the option "Technical Issues and Bugs" to help you get to the Support team 

2. To manually remove large files with the steps below:

If you need to reduce the repo size further, I would suggest you use the BFG tool in order to remove large files from the repository’s history. As per our Reduce repository size documentation you can use BFG such as $ java -jar bfg.jar --strip-blobs-bigger-than 50M to remove all file bigger than 50M. You can customize the size of the files you want to remove according to your needs. Please refer BFG Repo-Cleaner by rtyley for the link to download the BFG jar and for more information on how to run BFG.

Hope this helps. 

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