Can’t push files over 1 MB to GitHub

If you’re encountering issues pushing files larger than 1 MB to GitHub, it may be due to GitHub’s file size limitations. As of my knowledge cutoff in 2021, GitHub has a maximum file size limit of 100 MB. However, pushing files larger than 50 MB can be challenging and may cause performance issues.

If you have files larger than 1 MB or approaching the size limits, it’s recommended to use alternative approaches for managing those files. Here are a few options you can consider:

Git Large File Storage (Git LFS): Git LFS is an extension that allows you to store large files outside the Git repository while keeping the references to them. It replaces the large files with pointers in the Git history, reducing the repository’s overall size. You can find more information about Git LFS and how to integrate it into your workflow in the official GitHub documentation.

Cloud Storage or File Hosting: For larger files that don’t necessarily need to be version-controlled, you can use cloud storage services (e.g., Amazon S3, Google Cloud Storage) or file hosting services (e.g., Dropbox, Google Drive) to store and share the files. You can provide download links to those files in your Git repository’s README or relevant documentation.

Splitting Files: If possible, consider splitting large files into smaller parts that can be pushed to GitHub without any issues. For example, you can split a large file into multiple smaller files or compress it into archives (e.g., ZIP files) before pushing to GitHub.

Remember that even if you use Git LFS or split files, it’s important to evaluate the necessity of including large files in your Git repository. Large files can impact cloning and downloading times for repository users, so it’s generally recommended to include only essential files and keep large or binary assets separate from the codebase when possible.

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