TimeMachine backup size limits in Mavericks Server don't work

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Server, Xserve, and Networking' started by talmy, Jan 13, 2014.

  1. talmy macrumors 601

    talmy

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    #1
    I recently upgraded my server to Mavericks and enabled the backup size limits. However I've seen both backups going over the limits and those already over the limits not being pruned. All clients are running Mavericks (there are 6 of them).

    Anyone else notice this? I could find no mention doing a Google search.
     
  2. Shocker1G macrumors newbie

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    #2
    I have noticed the same issue. Here we have a network of 10 Macs recently upgraded to Mavericks. 4 of them are over their bakcup limit.

    I also can't find any mention of this issue on Google search.
    I am afraid the solution would be by deleting old backUp and starting over.

    I want to keep old sparse files and let the system pick old backUp instances to delete until the limit is reached, instead of me deleting all backUp files and starting over.

     
  3. talmy thread starter macrumors 601

    talmy

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    #3
    It doesn't have to be that drastic -- you can delete individual backup times from the archive and then shrink the archive down using a couple of command line programs. It is tedious. There are two long term solutions I can think of:

    1. Maybe it will work in Yosemite Server?
    2. Have multiple disk partitions with only one TimeMachine system backup per partition.
     

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