macOS 10.14.2 update and TM snapshot

Discussion in 'macOS Mojave (10.14)' started by auxbuss, Dec 6, 2018.

  1. auxbuss macrumors member


    Feb 18, 2014
    Since disk space and drives has had some discussion here, I thought it might be worth noting that the TimeMachine local snapshot that is created during the latest macOS update is 11Gb. You might be interested in deleting it.

    For reference:

    To see all local snapshots: `tmutil listlocalsnapshots /`

    To delete a local snapshot: `tmutil deletelocalsnapshots 2018-12-06-100021`
    (change the final parameter to your own snapshot name).
  2. Brawdy14 macrumors member


    Feb 1, 2018
    Devon, England
    This needs a little more 'meat on the bone' for newbies like me! o_O

    I found this, which may be of help to other folk:-

    I've checked and still have 1.01 TB disk space remaining in my time machine, so I'll pass on this for now. I updated to macOS Mojave 10.14.2 yesterday and all is running fine!

    Very interesting though. Thanks for your post! :)
  3. getrealbro, Dec 6, 2018
    Last edited: Dec 7, 2018

    getrealbro macrumors regular

    Sep 25, 2015
    Thanks for the tip.

    FWIW Apple provides some more info on these Time Machine Local Snapshots.

    If I understand correctly, these TM Local Snapshots are stored on the startup drive and do NOT count against “available storage” in the Finder, because they get deleted automatically when the space is needed.


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