Git Best Practices

The Visual Studio MVP Kent Bryant shares that the two primary issues that limit Git repos are huge files and huge number of filesGit’s 2 Biggest Issues .   As a best practice, you should consider keeping the Git repo size under 1GB and the overall file count less than 250k files.

Here is a snapshot that compares Git with TFVC - the version control system in TFS.

Kent also shares the 'Dos and Don'ts with Git'.

When should you create a new Git repository, and when should you use a folder within an existing git repository?  Here is Kent's opinion on this topic: When you should create a Git repository.


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