Come for the products,
stay for the community

The Atlassian Community can help you and your team get more value out of Atlassian products and practices.

Atlassian Community about banner
Community Members
Community Events
Community Groups

repository exceeds size limit

Hi all,


Our bitbucket repository exceeds the size limit. The problem was with a certain branch called sl_phaseChange that contained too large commits. I first tried fixing it by reverting to previous commits, then by deleting the branch entirely from the remote. However this didn't work. 

Locally I've managed to run the garbage collection and reduce the repository size. However I cannot run the garbage collection on the remote. Therefore I'm kindly requesting the support staff to run the garbage collection and help bring the size down. 


Thanks in advance for the help,


Kind regards,



1 answer

0 votes

Hi Bouke,

I checked in our system the repos that your Bitbucket Cloud account owns or has access to, and one of them was over the size limit. I ran a garbage collection on this repo and its size is now 29.2 MB.

Please feel free to let me know if things are ok now and if you need anything further.

Kind regards,

Thank you so much Theodora. 

I will learn from my mistake for the future.

Best wishes,


Hi Bouke,

You are very welcome, I'm glad to have helped.

Please feel free to reach out if you ever need anything else.

Kind regards,

Suggest an answer

Log in or Sign up to answer
Community showcase
Published in Bitbucket

Git push size limits are coming to Bitbucket Cloud starting April 4th, 2022

Beginning on April 4th, we will be implementing push limits. This means that your push cannot be completed if it is over 3.5 GB. If you do attempt to complete a push that is over 3.5 GB, it will fail...

2,214 views 2 9
Read article

Community Events

Connect with like-minded Atlassian users at free events near you!

Find an event

Connect with like-minded Atlassian users at free events near you!

Unfortunately there are no Community Events near you at the moment.

Host an event

You're one step closer to meeting fellow Atlassian users at your local event. Learn more about Community Events

Events near you