1 Reply Latest reply: Jul 18, 2012 5:17 PM by Kappy
tkavanagh Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

Just trying to locate where time machine is backing up to and cant seem to locat

iMac (24-inch Early 2009), iOS 5.1.1
  • Kappy Level 10 Level 10 (260,215 points)

    It's backing up to the backup drive you have connected to the computer. If you have no backup drive then it's creating backup snapshots on your hard drive. See:


    OS X Lion- About Time Machine's "local snapshots" on portable Macs


    If you don't have a backup drive then turn off Time Machine. To get rid of the collected snapshots:


    Open the Terminal in the Utilities folder and enter or paste the appropriate command line. Press RETURN and enter your admin password when prompted. It will not be echoed.


    To turn them ON: sudo tmutil enablelocal


    To turn them OFF: sudo tmutil disablelocal


    Note that turning them OFF will also delete all existing snapshots.