I am trying to setup GitHub on my server and gotten to the point where I am running the command "git push -u origin master". However, a large file was detected and the following error was received:

remote: error: GH001: Large files detected.
remote: error: Trace: 5520a70fd2eeaa2eafd7de049a590fb5
remote: error: See http://git.io/iEPt8g for more information.
remote: error: File app/logs/dev.log is 2041.59 MB; this exceeds GitHub's file size limit of 100 MB

I ended up deleting that file and tried adding the git again but I keep running into that error. Any ideas on how to work around this?

  • It would be kind of you to go back to your old questions and mark answers as "accepted".
    – EEAA
    Commented Oct 23, 2013 at 3:04

1 Answer 1


Did you read the page they linked you to?

You are trying to push ridiculously large log files into that Github repo. Don't do that! Add *.log or app/logs/* to your .gitignore file and you wont' have to deal with this again.

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