What is the backups data ?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by stoneros, Jul 31, 2011.

  1. stoneros macrumors newbie

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    #1
    hi guys, I just find out that there is a backups data in the About This Mac->Storage section.I just need to know what it is and how to move or delete it.
    thanks a lot.
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  2. Hansr macrumors 6502a

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    Versions + Resume cache?

    You'd need to disable those features to retain the space.
     
  3. -tWv- macrumors 68000

    -tWv-

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    #3
    This is probably what it is, but why do you want to delete it? You have plenty of space
     
  4. stoneros thread starter macrumors newbie

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    thanks

    thanks for reply, I just curious what it is. and prepare to delete it when i need to :)
     
  5. ideal.dreams macrumors 68020

    ideal.dreams

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    #5
    They're local snapshots from Time Machine, not Versions and Resume cache. When your backup volume isn't connected to your Mac it saves the backups to your hard drive and moves them over to the backup volume when it's connected. To disable it, run the following command in Terminal (Applications > Utilities > Terminal)

    sudo tmutil disablelocal

    Alternatively, if you want to enable it again, run:

    sudo tmutil enablelocal

    Cheers
     

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