Currently Being ModeratedNov 19, 2012 4:23 PM (in response to zapmeister)
There was an update a couple of weeks ago that addressed run away TM issues, check to install it.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 19, 2012 8:01 PM (in response to sanjampet)
Thanks, but nothing is coming up in Software Update for this machine. Is there a special place I need to look for that update?
Currently Being ModeratedNov 20, 2012 4:16 AM (in response to zapmeister)
Currently Being ModeratedNov 20, 2012 8:32 AM (in response to noondaywitch)
Thank you "noondaywitch", thank you very much for directing me to that very fine resource: http://pondini.org.
I'm sure I will visit it regularly from here-on-in.
However, to be clear my back-up isn't actually really large. It is merely being reported as ridiculously large in a get-info and under the size column.
In the original example of this, according to the remaining capacity indicated in the bottom of the finder window, a rough calculation of the remaining availalble space after the backup suggested that the backup was approxiately the correct size. The reported number of the size of the backup (2.08 TB) was an impossible figure greater than the capacity of the drive (1.8TB).
I've since thrown out that data, reformated the drive and done another backu from scratch and this time it's even more crazy, 4.46 TB that it says it is squishing onto a 1.8TB drive but not at the bottom Finder is indicating that there is 1.81 TB space remaining on that 1.8TB drive after stuffing 4.46TB of backup. One doesn't need to be Mr. Spock to recognize that this is illogical.
Here's a screenshot:
I see in Pondoni.org there are instructions to do a complete reset of TM. I shall try that next, but I'm still worried something in the computer's logic board has gone amiss.
Meanwhile, any other thoughts?
Currently Being ModeratedNov 20, 2012 9:10 AM (in response to zapmeister)
Pondini does mention the phenomenon; http://pondini.org/TM/Works.html (the white boxout in the 'hard links bit).