1. Sekelani Zwambila's Avatar
    What's good people.
    I'm having a dilemma with the time machine feature on my MacBook. I'm pretty unfamiliar with it, so what I did was buy an external hard drive due to limited space ( 225pcel flash storage). I made a back up on my time machine which was over 100gigs, which was expected but I also noticed that the back up also took space on my MacBook.
    I'm confused to why it used space on both my external hardrive and my mac.

    Am I missing something?

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    06-16-2014 01:56 AM
  2. warcraftWidow's Avatar
    Time machine has a feature that backs up to your internal hard drive when the external drive isn't available. When the external drive is available, the internal storage used is cleared out.
    There's a way to disable this behavior. I don't remember what it is other than that it is a command you enter in Terminal. Search google for disabling local time machine backup.
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    06-16-2014 06:43 AM
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    06-16-2014 10:16 AM

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