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HT1427 Moving data

341 Views 10 Replies Latest reply: Feb 10, 2013 1:24 PM by Csound1 RSS
Daniel Stonek Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)
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Feb 10, 2013 12:06 PM

If I just move a 100Gb folder to another folder, is TM intellingent enough to get that it was a move?

Let me clarify: TM scans de internal disk and sees a 100Gb folder has been erased and a new 100Gb folder has appeared in another folder?

If this is the case then TM wastes 100Gb to 'remember' that data in the old position. Files are obviously the same, duplicated.

Sorry to ask this. I am trying to do the things right, this is a new iMac, I was using CCC in my old imac (TM was available but I couldn't backup on a network disk)

iMac, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2)
  • Csound1 Level 7 Level 7 (32,345 points)
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    Feb 10, 2013 12:09 PM (in response to Daniel Stonek)

    TM does as you say 'waste'

     

    The deleted folder will eventually be removed (as needed) but not before.

     

    I used CCC in the past, still do and still don't like TM.

  • Eric Root Level 6 Level 6 (13,860 points)
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    Feb 10, 2013 12:36 PM (in response to Daniel Stonek)

    If you are trying not to waste Time Machine disk space, you can enter Time Machine, navigate to the old location of the folder and delete it (control - click, then delete all backups). Then you should only have one copy of the folder. Time Machine does take awhile to delete data and appears to be doing nothing, so you have to be patient.

  • Csound1 Level 7 Level 7 (32,345 points)
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    Feb 10, 2013 12:39 PM (in response to Daniel Stonek)

    Daniel Stonek wrote:

     

     

    What do you suggest?

    Thanks

    CCC, incremental Mode for 1 backup and something entirely different for the other.

  • Csound1 Level 7 Level 7 (32,345 points)
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    Feb 10, 2013 1:07 PM (in response to Daniel Stonek)

    I use CCC to create, and incrementally update a clone (2 actually), it is a full clone so it can substitute for my computer when I choose.

     

    I also backup to an offsite location in case of fire/theft etc.

  • Csound1 Level 7 Level 7 (32,345 points)
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    Feb 10, 2013 1:24 PM (in response to Daniel Stonek)

    1 backup is insufficient (for me)

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