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Repositories can intermittently be in 'read-only' mode. This means that nothing can be written to the repository.

This can be for a number of reasons:

  • We are upgrading our storage segments and cannot accept new data.
  • We are rolling out changes that require no new writes.
  • The owner of the repository needs to upgrade their account to accept a higher number of users.

Read-only mode usually only lasts for a few minutes, so if your repository has been marked read-only, try it again a little while.


  1. Hi, 

    is there any chance to remove some dir to make this "read-only" repository again available ?


    Thanks for answers

    1. Hello Jakub,

      It might depend on why the repository is in read-only mode. I would strongly suggest contacting our support team:

      They can answer specific questions about specific repositories.
      If your repository is locked because it exceeded the 2GB size they might be able to help you disentangle the problem.
      We do have some good articles on maintaining your repositories size and directories:

      Maintaining a Git Repository

      Maintaining a Mercurial Repository

      I hope this helps you find the answer you seek. I'm sorry I don't have a more direct answer.