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Removing data from repository


I have this problem: years ago one of our developers committed a large (Gigabytes) piece of binary data into our project repository. This should not have been done, but it happened. (Honest, it was not me). We never needed this data in the repository.

Using git rm removes these files from the working tree, but they are still somewhere in the repository, so when we clone, we transfer gigabytes of unneeded data. 

Is it possible to fix this problem?

Thank you
Naum Derzhi
Chief Scientific Adviser, Physics
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