Tweaking Local Snapshots

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by skottichan, Apr 5, 2011.

  1. macrumors 6502a


    Oct 23, 2007
    Columbus, OH
    Is there any way to fiddle with how much space this is allowed to consume on your hard drive? I recently ended up hosting a foreign iPhoto library on my laptop so someone could show a slideshow during a presentation, deleted it, and the space wasn't recovered because it had been committed to Local Snapshots before I could do so. That started a snowball that ended with approximately 40GB of my hard drive space consumed on backups, mostly files that I didn't want backed up whatsoever. Is there some plist file somewhere that I can tweak to lower the threshold to 10/15/20 GB or maybe even less? I do website design and graphics work, so the quick local backups ARE useful, but not if they're going to eat into my hard drive so heavily.

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