|Apr 29, 2012, 12:08 PM||#1|
More hard drive space after Time Machine restore?
I didn't want to post this question on my previous thread (http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1364583) since I think this would be a separate concern.
I just did a full restore overnight of my MBP from a Time Machine backup. Before the backup, Finder said I had about 4 GB available. After the restore finished this morning, Finder says I have about 20 GB available.
I've looked around and all my files seem to be here intact - all movies, pictures, iTunes podcasts, music, applications, e-mails, etc. So my question is, is it normal to get that much more space on my hard drive after doing a full Time Machine restore?
|May 14, 2012, 01:42 PM||#2|
I was wondering the same thing.
Don't know if this is the answer but "Local snapshots require space on your internal HD (and any other disk/partition that Time Machine is backing-up). Time Machine will, however, delete some or all as necessary if it gets too full. If the disk gets to 80% full, it will start deleting the oldest ones, at a low priority (so might take a while). "
I'm using os 10.5.8 so Time Machine doesn't do snapshots, but perhaps there is some sort of version of it working in the background? It seems normal.
|May 14, 2012, 02:00 PM||#3|
You can see mine here.
If you wiped and restored that volume would have started at zero again.
|May 14, 2012, 03:31 PM||#4|
That screen shot says 18.45 EB (Exabytes) of Movies... That would equate to
> 4500 4TB drives. Is it possible there's a math error in about / overview?
I'm just saying
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|May 14, 2012, 03:39 PM||#5|
|hard drive, restore, space, time machine|
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