Currently Being ModeratedOct 22, 2013 1:04 AM (in response to Linc Davis)
Hi Linc Davis!
Thanx for your input. One of the first things I did was to delete previous imports and trash in iPhoto.
I did what you said and this is the heavy stuff OmniDiskSweeper shows:
I already store the iTunes 50GB music on a different drive than the boot drive.
In ODS, I see my MobieSync backup probably should be altered. I've searched the forum for how to do this but all I find is info on moving iTunes-files to another drive than the boot drive. As I already have it set up like that, I don't know what else to do?
Currently Being ModeratedOct 22, 2013 1:13 AM (in response to Lobsterass)
Those are backups for your iOS device. The 'nope' implies a cursory look at the link I pointed you to, which includes, in the Xlab FAQ's:
Remove old iOS device backups
Apple iOS® devices (iPad®, iPhone®, iPod touch®) automatically back up specific files and settings to your Mac whenever they are connected to your computer. The backups are saved in your Home > Library > Application Support > MobileSync > Backup folder. While you should retain your most recent backups from these devices, older backups can be deleted in the Devices pane of iTunes preferences. For details, see the following AppleCare Knowledge Base documents:
Currently Being ModeratedOct 22, 2013 1:25 AM (in response to nbar)
Thank you so much for your input Nbar. I am redaing the stuff on that link and I still don't understand what it is I should do.
I don't even understand how to find Home > Library > Application Support > MobileSync > Backup folder. I find the Application Support folder but there is no MobileSync in it.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 22, 2013 1:32 AM (in response to Lobsterass)
Don't put yourself down, especially with outdated sexist stereotypes .
From the finder menu bar, Go > Go to Folder... > ~/Library/Application Support/MobileSync/Backup/
Copy and paste the bolded path into the finder window. Be sure to include the '~'. This will open the folder with your mobile backups. You can either trash them all, or trash all but the most recent. Empty your trash. That will free up a good 10-15 GB...
Consider an alternative location (iCloud) to backup your iOS device to.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 22, 2013 1:48 AM (in response to nbar)
OK. Thank you! I did that and it cleared 12GB or so. Nice! What else can I do? It's still plenty of "other" hogging up space on my drive.
Also, is there a way to back up my iPhone to one of the other drives? I mean, I don't wanna pay for storage on iCloud as I have 2,5 TB storage drives on my computer.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 22, 2013 2:01 AM (in response to Lobsterass)
To my knowledge, there is no way of changing the default location of iOS backups on your computer. Reboot your machine, to begin with. I notice your 'private' folder was very large. Rebooting can sometimes reduce the size of this folder (specifically, the /var and /tmp sub folders) within it. See the improvement and go from there.
I don't usually recommend this, but download ONYX as you probably have a large amount of cached data and log files that are taking up unneccessary space. You have to be careful using the program and only perform specific cleaning tasks. Below are the options I would recommend to begin with:
Currently Being ModeratedOct 22, 2013 2:37 AM (in response to nbar)
Currently Being ModeratedOct 22, 2013 2:45 AM (in response to Lobsterass)
" I'm obsessed with deleting stuff now."
Haha, be careful...
Another thing I noticed...some of that 'other space' isn't actually 'other'. I think finder isn't correctly representing your disk usage. Reindex spotlight and see if anything changes...I must be off to sleep soon, but will get check the thread tomorrow. Read through the rest of the links for further guidance! Best of luck.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 22, 2013 3:50 AM (in response to nbar)
Sorry, I found out you change the memory allocation on scratch discs in each app's preferences now. Never mind! Still, I "only" have 40 GB free on my boot drive because I just made one iPhone backup. Should I buy a bigger SSD?
Currently Being ModeratedOct 22, 2013 4:03 AM (in response to Lobsterass)
Use this one for backup or scratch, but yes, prices and such make a Samsung 250GB EVO a nice addition to any system (500GB for $330 ain't bad either). I aim for about 50% free on SSD, still use TRIM Enabler 3.x and run DU from another hard drive every couple weeks so DU can TRIM blocks.
If the home account isn't on the boot drive and you set ~/ to another volume, I cannot understand why it would not follow that iTunes would use boot drive. In fact I personally think it should stay or follow wherever the iTunes Media folder is located. That or ~/Library/Application Support/ in your home account folder.