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lomby
Jul 30, 2011, 03:43 AM
Hi all!

In lion there are now local time machine backups but my question(s) is:

1. is there away to disable/ delete them?
2. can i limit the amount of space it uses?

Thank you all in advance :)



lomby
Jul 30, 2011, 06:52 AM
Can someone plain anything :)

Thanks in advance guys ;)

paulsalter
Jul 30, 2011, 07:06 AM
I use a MacBook and only backup to time machine once per week (occasionally more if I have been doing a lot)

when I have done my backup, I turn time machine off in preferences, not getting any local backups now

when I plug my backup drive in, I just turn time machine on until the backup id done

not ideal, but it has stopped local backups

lomby
Jul 30, 2011, 07:32 AM
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I am on a mbp, love it to bits ;) but I think I will need to go that way...

Any other opinions are welcome :)

paulsalter
Jul 30, 2011, 07:35 AM
I have also seen this command mentioned, but not tried it myself

sudo tmutil disablelocal

lomby
Jul 30, 2011, 07:38 AM
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Thank you for this :)

But I might stay away from terminal just in case I stuff something up :s

I really actually do appreciate this though :)