How to push in read-only mode?

Hi, 

My bitbucket-repository is too big (> 2GB) so I am now in 'read-only mode'.

Because I want to use my repository, I cleaned (= delete all nonnecessary files) using BFG (https://rtyley.github.io/bfg-repo-cleaner/) which is recommended by Atlassian (see https://confluence.atlassian.com/bitbucket/reduce-repository-size-321848262.html). I used BFG to do the trick and I deleted some of the big unnecessary files, but when I want to do the final step: push the repository back, it says that my repo is too big: 

"remote: repository is in read only mode (over 2 GB size limit).
remote:
remote: Learn how to reduce your repository size: https://confluence.atlassian.com/x/xgMvEw."

How can I clean up  my repository when I can't push anything ?

 I am fighting with it almost 3 weeks so I hope I can get an answer soon (because it starts to frustrate me.

 

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The helpdesk gave me following solution, which was very helpful to me.

 

 
"As this repository is extraordinarily large, you should reset the head of your repository then attempt a force push and let us know how it goes.
 
git reset --hard HEAD~1
git push --force
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You have to open a support ticket to get this fixed from Bitbucket's side.

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Hi! I checked the Bitbucket account associated to your email address but I couldn't find any repo over 2GB in size, are you referring to a different Bitbucket Cloud account? Can you share your username and repo name?

Cheers!

Ana

It's OK now. I could fix it thanks to the helpdesk. 

Glad to hear it's solved!

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