Resolved PB1 Storage problem

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  1. ProphetX, Jul 25, 2014
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    ProphetX macrumors 6502

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    I have a problem under the public beta. Its showing 146gb being taken up by "Other". I have absolutely nothing on this hdd aside from everything else that is accounted for under the storage tab.

    Does anyone know what could be going on? Does anyone have a solution to this?

    Thanks,
     

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  2. suresh31 macrumors regular

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    I have same problem as yours. Approximately 40GB under "Others" .. I had 90GB free space left before upgrade, now down to 50GB. I tried re-indexing, still didn't resolve this issue.

    If any one knows solution to this, pls help.
     
  3. tmoerel macrumors 6502

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    This is not a problem and already happened under Mavericks.

    Time Machine is storing local backup there and it looks like the space is used. When the space is needed though, the space will be freed up!
     
  4. suresh31 macrumors regular

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    I didn't happen for me under Mavericks. I checked my hard drive before the upgrade, it showed 90GB available. I disabled my TM local backups too, still the space is not freed up.
     
  5. ProphetX thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I didn't have this problem under mavericks either. My time machine backups are stored on my drobo. This problem popped up between dp4 and pb1.

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    How do i disable TM local backups?
     
  6. suresh31 macrumors regular

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    sudo tmutil disablelocal
     
  7. ProphetX thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Where are are the local backups stored? And am i losing anything by disabling local backups?

    thanks,
     
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    Does anyone know if i did a fresh install and restore from a time machine back up. Will it get me the rest of my storage back?
     
  10. suresh31 macrumors regular

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    You can try if you have your time machine backup. Nothing to lose, your laptop is pretty much clean.
     
  11. UncleSchnitty macrumors 6502a

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    Did you try the terminal command above to turn off local storage and reboot? If it was that then you probably didn't notice in mavericks because it had a light purple color for "backups" also that number jumped up when you installed yosemite because it saw a major discrepancy in the os since your last backup (thats normal because the discrepancy is yosemite)
     
  12. ProphetX thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Ok guys i fixed it. By "fixed it" i mean i did a fresh install and restored from a time machine backup.
     

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