Time Machine off, but there is 10gb used space as "BACKUP", what is it?

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  1. slowmotionzx macrumors newbie

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    Im trying to figure out what the 10GB labeled as backup is. Time Machine is off so it isnt that. There are no iphone backups on itunes. Does anyone have a clue?
     

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  2. Weaselboy Moderator

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    Did you reboot after you turned off Time Machine.... if not, try that.

    If it is still there run the command blow in Terminal and tell me what it says. This is the hidden folder where those Time Machine backups are stored.

    Code:
    sudo du -hs /.MobileBackups
    If that comes back and shows zero, run this Terminal command to reindex Spotlight. Sometimes that Spotlight index gets corrupted and caused issues with that storage readout. Give it 20-30 minutes to complete the reindex.

    Code:
    sudo mdutil -E /
     
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    second command didnt do anything still 10 gb, i think it might be related to upgrading to el capitan. bug?
     
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    Ahh... gotcha... try the reindex then.

    Do the Mobilebackups check just for grins anyway.

    Time Machine is the only thing that shows up there not iOS backups.
     
  6. slowmotionzx thread starter macrumors newbie

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    i did both of those, found it on another thread posted by you. did nothing. im guessing it is a el capitan bug or issue
     
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    Yeah could be, but I have not seen anybody else mention it.

    Try this in Terminal to see the whole drive maybe something will pop out at us. It takes a minute to complete.

    Code:
    sudo du -d 1 -x -c -g /
     
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    1/.DocumentRevisions-V100

    1/.fseventsd

    0/.PKInstallSandboxManager

    1/.Spotlight-V100

    0/.Trashes

    0/.vol

    19/Applications

    1/bin

    0/cores

    1/dev

    1/home

    8/Library

    1/net

    0/Network

    9/private

    1/sbin

    7/System

    43/Users

    1/usr

    1/Volumes

    86/

    86total
     
  9. Weaselboy Moderator

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    This kinda bothers me a little. Even when the breakdown in that storage screen is wrong, the total just above that normally is correct and yours does not match with about 14GB difference.

    Try a command-r boot to recovery and from there use Disk Utility to run a first aid on the disk. See if that reports any issues.
     
  10. slowmotionzx thread starter macrumors newbie

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    i think it may be coming from PKInstallSandboxManager, possibly because of a interrupted update
     
  11. Weaselboy Moderator

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    Terminal is showing zero in there though?
     
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    That Terminal command is showing disk storage space used in each of those base folders.
     
  14. slowmotionzx thread starter macrumors newbie

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    its gone now after i finished updating xcode ty for ur responses
     

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