I've removed large files with BFG, but repo still shows > 1GB in bitbucket

I got the dreaded > 1GB warning in a repo. I had inadvertantly checked in an executable file. So, I follwed the instructions here: https://rtyley.github.io/bfg-repo-cleaner/ to remove the .exe, then did gc, pushed the cleaned up code to bitbucket and verified that the large files are gone using the web interface.

After several hours, my repo still gives me the >1GB warning. 

Using git_find_big.sh I no longer see any large files, so I'm confused.

Does it take more than 4 hours for BFG changes to be reflected on the bitbucket page?

Is there some step that I've likely missed?





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The remote Repo needed to be garbage collected.

Only people from Atlassian can initiate that.

Someone from Atlassian support was kind enough to do this for me and my repo is now about 300KB.

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