Using GIT with large files?
09 Feb 2010, 15:19
Steven Finnegan (19 posts)
There seems to be a problem with using GIT to handle repositories with large files. For example, I get the following errors when trying to “git add” a 3.2GB file…
$ git add Fedora-8-i386-DVD.iso error: file write error (Invalid argument) fatal: unable to write sha1 file
Adds for smaller files work fine.
I have found “git-bigfiles” but am unsure how to use it.
I should mention I’m using GIT Version 22.214.171.124 under Mac OS X 10.6.2
21 Mar 2010, 15:34
Travis Swicegood (116 posts)
Sorry for the long lag between posting and responding.
This looks like an issue where you’re running out of disk-space. Git doesn’t optimize storage of binary files as effectively as it does plain-text source code. Do you have enough space to have the
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