Backup Archive occupies lot of SSD

Discussion in 'OS X Yosemite (10.10)' started by Thunderboltedge, Dec 17, 2014.

  1. Thunderboltedge macrumors regular

    Thunderboltedge

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    I am looking at the archive of the memories of my Mac and i noted that a huge parte (29gb for a 1 month old mac) is occupied by backup.

    I was currently using and external drive to backup my mac with data machine, so I would have not expected to have such a huge amount of space of the ssd occupied by it.

    Is it normal? Should i do a kind of maintenance about it? I was wondering that if in such a short time I got so much, within 6 months my SSD will be totally full of backups, is this a right thought or i should not worry, it is normal for OSX.

    Could someone explain me how it works and if I should clean the memory once in a while for the backup section?
     
  2. benthewraith macrumors 68040

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    Time Machine stores local backups in case your computer is not connected to your external during backup times. The OS will automatically delete these backups when space is needed (or at least should). You can disable the feature local backup feature via the following terminal code:

    Code:
    sudo tmutil disablelocal
     
  3. Thunderboltedge thread starter macrumors regular

    Thunderboltedge

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    Good to know
    Thanks
     

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