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Old 11-01-2019, 05:21 AM
justinhill justinhill is offline
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Default Re: Low disc space on boot drive mystery

Safety Net is a problem I don't have to face right now - my backup drives are 6 times the size of what they're backing up. But you're right - it's something I should pay more attention to.

The Snapshot thing explains two things I've often wondered about - which is (1) when I glance at my stack of backup drives and see the activity lights flashing and think "what's that about? There's no backups scheduled for this time of day" and (2) when I delete something (like I removed the whole of Garageband and its various libraries yesterday) but I don't get the space back I should.

Yes, now that I know about them, snapshots are probably a cool quick way to escape from some horrible thing you caused by installing something that didn't do what you expected it to or whatever. But for the moment I'm just glad I'm not running out of space any more.

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