Currently Being ModeratedJan 22, 2013 8:33 AM (in response to tarzoolee)
Time Machine creates local snapshots:
This tip allows you to disable them:
They are actually automatically deleted if you need the space for other files.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 22, 2013 8:40 AM (in response to Matt Clifton)
Thanks for you fast reply. I just don't get it so much what's the purpose of local snapshots, if you have hourly backup to and external drive. Can you explaint this to me? I would be really interested.
Thx Matt once again!
Currently Being ModeratedJan 22, 2013 8:41 AM (in response to tarzoolee)
It's only enabled on portables (ie laptops), where you may not have your external backup drive plugged in the whole time. It doesn't guard against drive failure, but it does guard against accidental erasure / file corruption.