time machine using too much space

Discussion in 'macOS' started by rph105, Dec 5, 2007.

  1. rph105 macrumors 6502

    rph105

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    my g5 has a 160gb harddrive, my time machine seems to have used over 300gb, why is this?
     
  2. swiftaw macrumors 603

    swiftaw

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    Time machine makes multiple sequential backups. It will use up as much space as it has access to.
     
  3. DeaconGraves macrumors 65816

    DeaconGraves

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    It tracks all changes made to your files until the hard drive runs out of space.

    If you are not wanting it to take up that much space, either partition your hard drive or just throw what ever else you want on there (Time Machine will not overwrite it)
     
  4. blahbrah macrumors 6502

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    if in time machine click on the cog on nonessential folders (music, movies) and delete all back ups. What happened to me is time machine decided I needed 2 copies of everything.
     

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