local Time Machine Backups

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by lomby, Jul 30, 2011.

  1. macrumors regular

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    #1
    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 :)
     
  2. thread starter macrumors regular

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    Can someone plain anything :)

    Thanks in advance guys ;)
     
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    paulsalter

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    #3
    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
     
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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 :)
     
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    paulsalter

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    I have also seen this command mentioned, but not tried it myself

    sudo tmutil disablelocal
     
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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 :)
     

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