GitLab: Your push has been rejected, because this repository has exceeded its size limit

I was having a 313MB GitLab repository size, until last night I pushed my work to the remote. All files in my local are python scripts, so few KB of disk usage. I can confirmed all data files are correctly untracked, but suddenly the remote repo size growth to over 10GB size that I cannot push from that moment.

Today, I have trying to fix this since morning without success. I followed the steps outlined in Reduce repository size but couldn’t push back cleaned repo yet. Here’s how I proceeded:

  1. Exported project bundle.
  2. Extracted the exported project bundle
$ tar xzf project-backup.tar.gz
  1. Cloned exported project using bare and mirror options:
$ git clone --bare --mirror project.bundle
Cloning into bare repository 'project.git'...
Receiving objects: 100% (1538/1538), 9.73 GiB | 42.98 MiB/s, done.
Resolving deltas: 100% (317/317), done.
  1. changed to project.git directory:
cd project.git
  1. Analyse repo size:
$ git filter-repo --analyze
Processed 1145 blob sizes
Processed 128 commits
Writing reports to ./filter-repo/analysis...done.
  1. Deleted files larger than 10M:
$ git filter-repo --strip-blobs-bigger-than 10M
Processed 1145 blob sizes
Parsed 128 commits
New history written in 0.10 seconds; now repacking/cleaning...
Repacking your repo and cleaning out old unneeded objects
Enumerating objects: 1337, done.
Counting objects: 100% (1337/1337), done.
Delta compression using up to 8 threads
Compressing objects: 100% (1034/1034), done.
Writing objects: 100% (1337/1337), done.
Selecting bitmap commits: 107, done.
Building bitmaps: 100% (103/103), done.
Total 1337 (delta 285), reused 1318 (delta 270), pack-reused 0
Completely finished after 7.35 seconds.
  1. Reset origin:
$ git remote remove origin
$ git remote add origin https://my_project_name.git
  1. Force push changes to GitLab. At this stage I encountered problem, that prevented me to proceed further.
$ git push origin --force 'refs/heads/*'
Username for 'https://my_project_name.git': my_username
Password for 'https://my_project_name.git': 
Enumerating objects: 435, done.
Counting objects: 100% (28/28), done.
Delta compression using up to 8 threads
Compressing objects: 100% (25/25), done.
Writing objects: 100% (435/435), 45.56 MiB | 226.48 MiB/s, done.
Total 435 (delta 16), reused 3 (delta 3), pack-reused 407
remote: Resolving deltas: 100% (147/147), done.
remote: GitLab: Your push has been rejected, because this repository has exceeded its size limit of 10 GB by 1.8 GB. Please contact your GitLab administrator for more information.
To https://my_project_name.git
 ! [remote rejected] master -> master (pre-receive hook declined)
error: failed to push some refs to 'https://my_project_name.git.git'

How do I resolve this? Very frustrating.