Lion Local Backup

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  1. stefmesman macrumors 6502

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    anyone found out how to disable lion's local backup? it is currently eating 130Gb of my 500gb disk.

    please help...
     
  2. moiraf100 macrumors newbie

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  3. Weaselboy Moderator

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    Also, you can turn off Time Machine then turn it back on and that will delete whatever mobile backups you have.
     
  4. 3bs macrumors 603

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    If you turn off Time Machine and back up manually every time you want to, it won't make local snapshots.
    Or you can use the terminal command provided in the link above but I didn't wanna mess with Terminal
     
  5. icstoo macrumors newbie

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    Hey, I found answer to this a few days ago. Open Terminal and type "sudo tmutil disablelocal" without the " obviously. It will prob warn you about changing things and ask for your user password. When you type this in nothing appears to type on screen, but just type it and press enter, then enter the code I mentioned above and it will disable local backup.

    Hope this helps,

    IC

    Edit: sorry didn't see link.
     

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