Local Backups eating my SSD

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  1. Sdreed91 macrumors 6502

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    I have my ssd working great and time machine has made 32gbs of local back ups on my SSD. I have put in the terminal command "sudo tmutil disablelocal" and I believe that has stopped the backups. However, the terminal sudo command has not deleted those backups like I had read it would. Does anyone know how to remove those backups?

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  2. Warbitrary macrumors regular

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    Do local backups get copied to an external backup drive when it's connected?

    You could try re-enabling local backups, connecting your drive, letting it offload all local backups, check that there is indeed no local backups, then disabling local backups. Does this make sense?
     
  3. Sdreed91 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    it does make sense. but i have had the drive plugged in 3 times since discovering these backups and it has not removed them. i appreciate the reply
     
  4. Weaselboy Moderator

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    Turning Time Machine off then back on will delete the local backups.

    I do not know if you will need to reenable the feature first though.
     
  5. Sdreed91 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    turning TM off then back on did not delete the backups. I did read in several articles that in about a week those backups should be deleted. So im just going to keep my fingers crossed that they will be deleted
     
  6. theSeb macrumors 604

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    Why do they bother you?
     

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