We have a bitbucket repository which had started showing warning messages related to size exceeding 2GB.
So I followed procedures as per following:
I have followed all the steps as per above documentation.
But somehow the repository size has now exceeded to 5.76 GB which was 2.03 GB until yesterday before following steps mentioned in documentation.
Can someone please help me revert back the repository to state one day before.
Please help me revert back the repository state to one day before. We are unable to push any new changes to the repository which is greatly impacting our project.
Hi @Suhas Shinde,
I checked in our system the repositories you have access to, and I found one repo over the 4 GB limit. I ran a git gc on this repo, and its size is 2.0 GB now.
Please feel free to let me know if you are able to push your changes now.
Are you planning to reduce your repo's size further than that?
Please note that if you use either BFG or git filter-branch to remove files from the repo's history and push your changes, its size will most likely go up again. Another git gc will be needed from our side, for the remote repo's size to get reduced. Feel free to let me know if you'd like guidance on how to reduce the repo's size.
Hello @Theodora Boudale
Thank you so much!
Yes, I'm now able to push new changes to the repository.
And yes we want to further reduce repo's size if its possible.
Could you kindly let me know how exactly can we further reduce repo's size, what exact steps needs to be followed, will it impact repo's performance, any particular precautions we need to follow before proceeding ahead, etc.
Kindly share all associated details so that I can take prior permissions from my seniors before proceeding ahead.
Thanks again for your help.
Hi @Suhas Shinde,
1. The first step would be to identify if you have any large and/or binary files in the repo.
You can use the following command in a clone of the repo to see its files and their respective size:
git rev-list --objects --all \
| git cat-file --batch-check='%(objecttype) %(objectname) %(objectsize) %(rest)' \
| sed -n 's/^blob //p' \
| sort --numeric-sort --key=2 \
| cut -c 1-12,41- \
| $(command -v gnumfmt || echo numfmt) --field=2 --to=iec-i --suffix=B --padding=7 --round=nearest
2. The next step is to find out if you need to version any large/binary files in the repo (track any changes with Git) or if these files don't need to be versioned.
I am sharing more details about both options below:
2.a. Removing files from repo's history
You can find step by step instructions on the following page about how to use BFG:
The example mentioned in the Usage section deletes blobs over 100M. However, if you scroll down in the Examples section, you can see that you can alternatively specify which files you want to be deleted. E.g. if you want to remove a file name largefile.war you would run
bfg-1.14.0.jar --delete-files largefile.war my-repo.git
where my-repo.git is the mirror clone of your repo (replace with your repo's name)
2.b. Using Git LFS for any large/binary files
If you need to version any large/binary files, you can consider migrating them to Git LFS.
Clone and fetch times will also improve if you use Git LFS for large files.
We have the following guide on how to migrate existing large files in a repo to Git LFS:
Workspaces on the Free billing plan have 1 GB of Git LFS in total (for all repos in that workspace)
Workspaces on the Standard billing plan have 5 GB of Git LFS total (for all repos in that workspace)
Workspaces on the Premium plan have 10 GB of Git LFS total (for all repos in that workspace)
If the workspace that owns your repo is on a paid bliing plan and you push Git LFS files more than the limit, then we will automatically add 100 GB of Git LFS to the workspace for $10 per month.
This is something you may need to discuss with your seniors and admin of the workspace, IF you want to use Git LFS and IF you think you'll need more than the LFS storage provided with the workspace.
Other things to take into account:
git count-objects -Hv
git clone --mirror repo_url
We have a feature request to allow users to initiate a git gc for remote repositories:
You can add yourself as a watcher in that feature request by selecting the Start watching this issue link if you'd like to get notified on updates.
If you have any questions, please feel free to let me know.
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