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Reduce repo size

subhojit1480 August 10, 2023

The size of the repo showing is 2.57 GB.

Could you delete large files from old commit history so size will be decreased?

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Theodora Boudale
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August 11, 2023

Hi @subhojit1480,

I ran a git gc for the repo that was over 2 GB and its size has been reduced a bit.

The Atlassian team cannot remove any large files from your repo, this is something that you need to do yourself (e.g. with BFG repo cleaner like Mikael suggested) and we can then trigger a git gc for your repo to remove any unreachable commits after history rewrite.

You can check this post of mine for more details on how to identify large files and what options you have.

Please feel free to reach out if you have any questions!

Kind regards,

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Mikael Sandberg
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August 10, 2023

Have a look at this KB on how to reduce the repo size. You can either use a BFG Repo Cleaner to removes files that are over a certain size, or use git filter-branch to rewrite the history. I have used BFG in the past to do this.

subhojit1480 August 11, 2023


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