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Git clone out of memory on Windows

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I am unable to clone my repository. I get a message of out of memory. The server is located on Hyper-V running on Win Server 2008 R2 SP-1
The OS is Windows 7 64BIT.

posted May 30, 2013 by anonymous

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I assume c:\repo is your bare repository on the server.

Do the following:
1.) Backup the bare repository on the server to c:\repo-backup
From now on work exclusively on the backup!
2.) Check the repository for consistency
git fsck --full --strict
3.) Do manual garbage collection
git gc

Retry cloning the repository.
If that does still not work, it might be the case that delta compression on the server is tried and leads to memory exhaustion.

Do you have added large (> 100MB) files recently and already pushed to the repository?

If yes, I'd suggest to set low enough limits for the window sizes. My settings on the server side are [core]

packedGitLimit = 512m 
packedGitWindowSize = 512m 
bigFileThreshold = 256m 

[pack] 
deltaCacheSize = 256m 
windowMemory   = 256m 

which are good enough to be able to clone repositories with >1GB binary files inside. Note that my settings are for a 64-bit git on linux.

To prevent delta compression of big files on the client side beforehand use the delta flag of git attributes 1
contents of top level .gitattribute *.rar -delta

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answer Mar 4, 2014 by Hiteshwar Thakur
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