Local Time Machine backups - will it auto delete?

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  1. Risco macrumors 68000

    Risco

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    I have it enabled, and also know how to disable via trim enabler. My question is more that it is currently using 93GB of space. If I need more space, will it auto delete? Secondly how much will it use before it stops taking space. My concern is I do a lot of encoding / downloading and don't want it to compromised transfer speeds.
     
  2. Weaselboy Moderator

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    When the disk is 80% full it will start deleting data to shrink the space used for local backups.
     
  3. Risco thread starter macrumors 68000

    Risco

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    OK cheers, why is it making local backups when my Time Machine has been on 24/7 for the last week since I got it?
     
  4. Weaselboy Moderator

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    So you have access to those files (versions) when away from the TM backup. It can be useful. I was on a trip last year and wanked up my iBank file trying to reconcile, and found a version from a couple days ago in the local backup and restored it. All without even having access to my TM backup.
     

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