Time Machine dont delete old backups

Discussion in 'OS X Mavericks (10.9)' started by umbilical, Apr 2, 2014.

  1. umbilical macrumors 6502a

    May 3, 2008
    FL, USA
    hi, I have a SSD 128 just for time machine backups, now the ssd is full with time machine backups... so why dont need the old backups automatic?

    show me the messages attached

    any help? thanks

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  2. dmccloud macrumors 6502a


    Sep 7, 2009
    Anchorage, AK
    Check the Time Machine settings to see how often it deletes old backups. Also, a 128GB drive is on the small side for backups.
  3. iL15hts macrumors regular


    Jun 16, 2011
    Enter Time Machine, then select your files to be deleted then click the gear icon on top of the folder then select "delete all backups"

    I'm sorry for my english. you can watch this video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3cbHl5EN024
  4. FreakinEurekan macrumors 68040


    Sep 8, 2011
    Eureka Springs, Arkansas
    How much data is on your Mac? You need space for versioning, how much depends on the type of data and how often it changes but good rule of thumb is your Time Machine drive should be 1.5x to 2x the size of the data being backed up.

    If you don't need versioning, look at CarbonCopyCloner.

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