Anyone know where local Time Machine snapshots are stored?

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by CavemanUK, Jul 17, 2011.

  1. CavemanUK macrumors 6502

    CavemanUK

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    Hi,

    Im another person seeing a huge amount of used "other" space. my free space has dropped from 40gb to 600mb overnight and i suspect its something to do with Time Machine. Ive switched it off but I think the backup is still there. The problem is ... where is it! i can't seem to see it anywhere..
     
  2. mrapplegate macrumors 68030

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    /Volumes/Mobile Backups

    Disable with sudo tmutil disablelocal if needed. It takes a little time to restore disk space if you disable it.
     
  3. Jerome Morrow, Jul 17, 2011
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    Jerome Morrow macrumors 6502a

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    I don't see local snapshots at all. Can this be because that Time Machine disk also was used to backup Snow Leopard and has Snow leopard backups too?

    Scratch that. It was disabled for some reason.
     
  4. mrapplegate macrumors 68030

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    So snapshots were disabled?
     
  5. Jerome Morrow macrumors 6502a

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    Yes. Why i can't explain, because Lion is installed to and empty disk for testing. Everythin is default settings. Even Dock size is default.
     
  6. mrapplegate macrumors 68030

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    I guess I'm confused, you're still missing the disk space, but it was not the local snapshots taking up the missing space?
     

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