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Old Nov 30, 2012, 12:07 PM   #1
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Backup problems from Time Machine

Take a look at that 4.1 GB of backups.
When I delete something from my Mac (if the file was 1GB) then 2x more space is added to the backups (backups become 6.1 GB).

I want to stop that. I have already turned off time machine and deleted the backup disk.
Any chance of locating that stupid backup file on my Mac?
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Old Dec 15, 2012, 10:26 PM   #2
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Take a look at that 4.1 GB of backups.
When I delete something from my Mac (if the file was 1GB) then 2x more space is added to the backups (backups become 6.1 GB).

I want to stop that. I have already turned off time machine and deleted the backup disk.
Any chance of locating that stupid backup file on my Mac?
i just noticed I have 79GB of back on my rMPB but I use a Time Capsule for my Time Machine. did you figure out how to remove?
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Old Dec 16, 2012, 07:18 AM   #3
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Have you searched for a folder called "Backups.backupdb" yet?

When a drive is not used entirely for TimeMachine it puts the backups into a folder and on my external drive that is what it is called.

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Old Dec 16, 2012, 10:36 AM   #4
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I have already turned off time machine and deleted the backup disk.
Any chance of locating that stupid backup file on my Mac?
When your backup drive is not available, OS X stores the backup temporarily on your internal drive. It then transfers the backup the next time you plug-in your backup drive. The space is freed up if the system disk needs it for anything else.
You can disable this, if you want to, as shown here:
http://osxdaily.com/2011/09/28/disab...mac-os-x-lion/
Though I would suggest that if you're looking for ways to save space on your startup drive, 6Gb of temporary backup is not the biggest culprit.

I hope that you do have some backup strategy in place, if not Time Machine. Files without any backup are waiting to be lost.
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