recently I noticed my repositories were growing in size. my staging branch, which was hosted on another server instead of a subdomein, grew up to 12 GB!!!
I asked the hosting company if they could help to find out what was going. It turned out that 11.4 GB was in the /.git/objects/pack folder.
I couldn't find a straight answer whether I could remove these or not.
but in the end I replaced my entire repository on the server. this time it only used 25 MB.
2 hours later it's already at 2 GB again, the folder generated tmp_pack files every 2-3 minutes and I don't know what they are or why they are created (let alone why they aren't removed). I never had this problem before with local branches
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