Compressing Backups.backupdb with afsctool?

Discussion in 'OS X El Capitan (10.11)' started by nelly22, May 21, 2016.

  1. nelly22 macrumors 6502

    Sep 29, 2009
    My USB backup HDD is running our of space and there's nothing i could delete and i don't yet have new bigger HDD.

    I have succesfully compressed some of my own text files with afsctool in internal HDD.

    Is it okay if i use afsctool to compress big text files in Backups.backupdb/home/date-here/Macintosh HD/Users/Nelly/Documents/?
  2. richard2, May 22, 2016
    Last edited: May 22, 2016

    richard2 macrumors regular


    Oct 21, 2010
    England, United Kingdom
    I wouldn't recommend manually modifying your Time Machine backups because doing so will almost certainly lead to disaster. Instead, simply delete the backups of the uncompressed files.

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