Currently Being ModeratedOct 30, 2012 10:59 AM (in response to matroos8)
This is a quicker way :
Juste open the terminal and browse to the volume :
$ cd /Volumes/Data/
Then simply type this remove command :
$ rm -Rfv <My bundle>.sparsebundle
Currently Being ModeratedNov 2, 2012 2:07 AM (in response to docfi)
-f attempt force remove the files without prompting for confirmation, regardless of permissions.
-R remove files recursively as bundle is a directory
-v is the verbose mode showing files as they are removed
just typing "man rm" to get full manual.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 4, 2012 12:41 PM (in response to Antoine P)
I tried this (well, only rm -R without the f or v) and after ten minutes nothing had happened, ie, not asking for confirmation for any files. Even something as simple as a ls command in the bands folder did not produce any results within ten minutes. (I also tried the band method but at best I was able to delete individual bands never more than one, I also tried connecting via SMB and I tried the third-party application Graveyard.)
What was much faster was to simply open up the TC, put the HDD into a HDD dock and delete the bundle with the disk mounted locally. Deletion of 1 TB consisting of almost 100 000 bands took about five minutes with an always active progress bar.
To anybody having a HDD dock (or an easily opened 3.5" HDD enclosure) I recommend this approach.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 5, 2012 9:07 PM (in response to Antoine P)
Hi Antoine P
I would love to know how you do that!! Unfortunately I have never worked with Terminal. I am not a programmer but I am keen to learn how you delete the Sparsebundle as you described.
Could you please give me a little more detail on how you "browse" on Terminal to get to the Data file on Time Capsule?
Currently Being ModeratedJan 31, 2013 1:17 AM (in response to Antoine P)
Hi Antoine P,
Sorry, I'm completely new to this, having only just got a readyNAS. I'm trying to delete my sparsebundle on my readynas and in finder it simply doesn't work. I've used timemachine to back up onto my readnas, but I want to delete it now, having backed up another way.
When you say browse to the volume in terminal, how do you do that? I've opened terminal but that's about where my knowledge ends!
Hope you can help,
Currently Being ModeratedMar 17, 2013 8:55 AM (in response to matroos8)
If you already have the data volume mounted on your desktop, you can drag that icon onto the terminal window. This will give you the file path. Just add "cd" to the front, and you will have navigated there.