10.13.2 Eats 13+ GB of space?!

Discussion in 'macOS High Sierra (10.13)' started by kissmo, Dec 7, 2017.

  1. kissmo macrumors 6502a

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    #1
    I just updated to 10.13.2 and I noticed I have less 13-14 GB of space on my MBP 13 inch retina 2015 and on my Mac Mini 2011.
    While this is not much of an issue on the MacMini - I am having problems on my MBP 13 inch since the SSD is 128GB and space is not something I always suffer from.

    Does anyone experience the same?
    I cannot explain why and I don't seem to find anywhere what takes up so much space to clean it up.

    Any suggestions are helpful.

    Thanks
     
  2. Ritsuka macrumors 6502a

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    #2
    Time Machine makes a local snapshot before an update, so if something goes wrong you can restore the previous snapshot in less than a minute.
    This snapshot will be deleted automatically after some time, or after you connect your time machine disk, or if the space is needed.

    If you want to delete them manually you can use tmutil in Terminal.
     
  3. kissmo, Dec 7, 2017
    Last edited: Dec 7, 2017

    kissmo thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    #3
    I checked if there are any local snapshots in terminal but I cannot see anything.

    sudo tmutil listlocalsnapshots /dev/disk1s1
    returns nothing.

    What is even worse is that I deleted all speech-recognition files which should have freed about 2 GBs and the OS doesn't see the freed space.
    This is strange... even after a reboot - still the same no matter what I am deleting.
     
  4. cool11 macrumors 65816

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    #4
    It is a terrible problem.
    We need a solution immediately.
     
  5. Weaselboy Moderator

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    #5
    Try this...

    Code:
    sudo tmutil listlocalsnapshots /
    If you have TM on, this is almost certainly the issue.

    If the first command shows some snapshots, you can run this to remove them.

    Code:
    sudo tmutil thinLocalSnapshots / 10000000000 4
     
  6. kissmo thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    #6
    Well I did.
    What happened though was that after I plugged in the External Disk with the TM Backup - I have enabled and then disabled time machine backups and the space was reclaimed after a restart.


    Thanks everyone for the help!
     

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