Removing items from git history and repo

Hey, I committed over 600 large(ish) jpgs to my git repo and can now see the error of my way. I have used the BFG to remove them and my local repository no longer shows them. My local git GUI doesn;t show them. If I check the size of the repo in Finder then it shows 119Mb.

 

But...

The repo size on BitBucket still shows 1.6Gb. If I choose to download the repo from BB then I get a 119Mb file downloaded.

I also ran the following command:

 

while read -r largefile; do     echo $largefile | awk '{printf "%s %s ", $1, $3 ; system("git rev-list --all --objects | grep " $1 " | cut -d \" \" -f 2-")}'; done <<< "$(git rev-list --all --objects | awk '{print $1}' | git cat-file --batch-check | sort -k3nr | head -n 20)"

 

and that shows a whole load of large files that I thought had been cleared out by BFG.

 

Any ideas how I can resolve it.  I'm not fully versed with Git so please go easy on me! :-)

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Hi Neil! Git doesn't handle binary files very well, so sometimes it needs some help. I've run an aggressive gc on your repo and the size of the remote has now decreased to 93 MB.

Is there anything else I can help you with? :)

Cheers,

Ana

Awesome!  Thankyou so much. Much better and I promise to learn my lesson from this. :-)

No problem, Neil :) Glad I could help you!

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@Ana Retamal OrtizHi Ana , I am having similar issues with BFG. After I ran it doubles (approximately) the size of my repo. on local it shows half when i run the git count-objects . Can you please help??

Hi @Vipul Shivnani! I've run a garbage collection on your remote repository and the size decreased to 1.5 GB. Is there anything else I can help you with?

Cheers :)

Ana 

@Ana Retamal Ortiz you are awesome Thanks.

I was actually doing this on a test repo. I will do this now on my prod repo. Will you be able run it again after I do so ?

Once again appreciate your help. Thanks.

Sure @Vipul Shivnani. Drop me a line here and I'll try to run it as soon as I see your message :)

Have a nice day!

Ana

Sure @Vipul Shivnani. Drop me a line here and I'll try to run it as soon as I see your message :)

Have a nice day!

Ana

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