4 Replies Latest reply: Jan 22, 2013 8:43 AM by tarzoolee
tarzoolee Level 1 Level 1

I use an external target (a volume of a NAS) for Time Machine to backup my data. However, I see that backup is using 50GB+  from my built-in SSD - and I am not happy with this. Why? How could I fix this? I did not change any of my previous settings, there's bunch of space on the target disk and my last backup was successful.

 

 

Thanks in advance!


MacBook Pro with Retina display, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2)
Solved by Matt Clifton on Jan 22, 2013 8:33 AM Solved

Time Machine creates local snapshots:

 

http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4878?viewlocale=en_US&locale=en_US

 

This tip allows you to disable them:

 

http://osxdaily.com/2011/09/28/disable-time-machine-local-backups-in-mac-os-x-li on/

 

They are actually automatically deleted if you need the space for other files.

 

Matt