About Git repos size

Oct 31, 2022 · 1 min read · Post a comment

The maximum Git repo size limit is debatable and depends on Git hosting platforms after all. A good example of a large repo size, would be monorepos. A monorepo is a singular repository where multiple projects are stored. To not get off track, let’s see how can we measure the common repo size and what are the limits.


  • Git


find git repo size

Step 1. First run the garbage collector to cleanup some space:

git gc

To learn a bit more about git gcGit 101: gc.

Step 2. Get current repo size:

git count-objects -vH | grep 'size-pack'

For a more detailed information, I strongly suggest installing git-sizer.

git hosting platform limits

By default, GitHub doesn’t allow files larger than 100MB, although with Git LFS (Large File Storage mostly used in combination with monorepos) you are allowed to push files from 2GB with the Free tier and up to 5GB if signed up for the GitHub Enterprise Cloud.

Regarding repo sizes, the hard size limit is set to 100GB. Though ideally should be less than 1GB and strongly recommended under 5GB.

As for the main GitHub competitor, GitLab’s repository size limit is 10GB including Git LFS. The maximum push size is 5GB though.

Atlassian BitBucket
Among the top 3 Git hosting platform providers, Atlassian’s product called BitBucket recommends repo size limit no larger than 2GB. The actual hard size limit is 10GB, and push size being no larger than 3.5GB.


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