Avid Pro Audio Community

Avid Pro Audio Community

How to Join & Post  •  Community Terms of Use  •  Help Us Help You

Knowledge Base Search  •  Community Search  •  Learn & Support


Avid Home Page

Go Back   Avid Pro Audio Community > Pro Tools Software > Pro Tools 2019

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
  #41  
Old 12-07-2019, 09:56 PM
Sardi Sardi is online now
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: Perth
Posts: 1,789
Default Re: Anyone know the exact path to delete temp files that PT puts in the drive?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Big Mother View Post
Any chance it is a Time Machine local snapshot?

I found this eating up about 20 gig on my machine.

https://www.macworld.com/article/326...-your-mac.html

Worth a try


I’d say if he is using Carbon Copy Cloner then he would have Time Machine disabled.

But yeah, it’s worth looking at every possibility for sure.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
Reply With Quote
  #42  
Old 12-07-2019, 11:47 PM
Southsidemusic's Avatar
Southsidemusic Southsidemusic is offline
Moderator
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Stockholm - Sweden
Posts: 12,331
Default Re: Anyone know the exact path to delete temp files that PT puts in the drive?

Thats a good idea to check as it was not that long ago I installed CCC on my private Macs. We do all backups in the studio and on a webhotel like a cloud but with unlimited GB/TB and always have the backups off site and only pay per used GB per month.

But at home I always just moved the sessions onto a T5 Samsung SSD and brought that with me to the studio and if anything was good enough to work on we backed up that session offsite and to our SSD’s.

... so Time Machine could be activated by mistake by me.

Also as the ”system” use that 160GB I wonder what that means and whats included in the system count ..

As I see how much GB’s programs and documents use for example and thats where the DAW’s and all the audio programs are so its weird what is included in the system GB count.

I will check all your advice and report. Really greatful for all your help and I hope to find whats eating up my SSD
__________________
Best Regards
Christopher

—————————————
South Side Music Group
WEBHOME
—————————————
Reply With Quote
  #43  
Old 12-08-2019, 01:08 AM
Sardi Sardi is online now
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: Perth
Posts: 1,789
Default Re: Anyone know the exact path to delete temp files that PT puts in the drive?

A clean OS install won take up more than about 20GB. Add another 10GB for those two apps and plugins. I’ve got working drives that take up about 40GB total, assuming libraries etc. are on ext. drives.

Your drive usage is very high, so there must be some stuff on there that’s not being accounted for.

I’d just do a GET INFO on some of the folders and start poking around where the usage is. So try that on the apps folder and on the downloads folder and on the documents folder etc. etc.

Another one to check is your iTunes library. Those things can get big real fast. Plus, loads of people don’t realise they have duplicates of EVERY song because they have the ‘copy music to iTunes folder’ enabled and then don’t delete the original file.

There’s lots of ways you can inadvertently be wasting space on the drive. Just need to do some detective work.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
Reply With Quote
  #44  
Old 12-08-2019, 04:10 AM
ChuckS ChuckS is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Posts: 1,193
Default Re: Anyone know the exact path to delete temp files that PT puts in the drive?

Here's a discussion about CCC, APFS snapshots and vanishing disk space. The OP was having a similar problem. http://duc.avid.com/showthread.php?t=406984 Snapshots come in at post #8.
__________________
PT 2019.10 DP 10.01 VEP 7.x Komplete Audio6 HP Envy 8G i7 Quad Laptop Win10 (x64 1909)
PT 2019.10 DP 10.01 VEP 7.x 828mkII ADA8200 MTP-AV 2011 Mac Mini i7 Quad High Sierra.6
Reply With Quote
  #45  
Old 12-08-2019, 05:02 AM
musicman691 musicman691 is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: The Soprano State (NJ)
Posts: 16,888
Default Re: Anyone know the exact path to delete temp files that PT puts in the drive?

Quote:
Originally Posted by ChuckS View Post
Here's a discussion about CCC, APFS snapshots and vanishing disk space. The OP was having a similar problem. http://duc.avid.com/showthread.php?t=406984 Snapshots come in at post #8.
Thanks for the link. I'm a little confused - do snapshots only get created if you have Time Machine running? Tried researching this and i get a headache
__________________
Jack
See profile for system details
iMac dead & retired as of 11/4/17

QAPLA!
Reply With Quote
  #46  
Old 12-08-2019, 05:16 AM
ChuckS ChuckS is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Posts: 1,193
Default Re: Anyone know the exact path to delete temp files that PT puts in the drive?

A couple of links that might help:

https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT204015
A helpful explanation in the above is that if you turn off Time Machine for a while, the accumulated snapshots will be deleted. Easier than using tmutil.

https://bombich.com/kb/ccc5/leveragi...n-apfs-volumes
__________________
PT 2019.10 DP 10.01 VEP 7.x Komplete Audio6 HP Envy 8G i7 Quad Laptop Win10 (x64 1909)
PT 2019.10 DP 10.01 VEP 7.x 828mkII ADA8200 MTP-AV 2011 Mac Mini i7 Quad High Sierra.6
Reply With Quote
  #47  
Old 12-08-2019, 07:12 AM
Ben Jenssen's Avatar
Ben Jenssen Ben Jenssen is offline
Member
 
Join Date: May 2000
Location: Oslo
Posts: 3,113
Default Re: Anyone know the exact path to delete temp files that PT puts in the drive?

Again, Daisydisk makes this, finding what's using space, really easy, I promise:
DaisyDisk - Analyze disk usage and free up disk space on Mac
Reply With Quote
  #48  
Old 12-08-2019, 09:53 AM
musicman691 musicman691 is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: The Soprano State (NJ)
Posts: 16,888
Default Re: Anyone know the exact path to delete temp files that PT puts in the drive?

Quote:
Originally Posted by ChuckS View Post
A couple of links that might help:

https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT204015
A helpful explanation in the above is that if you turn off Time Machine for a while, the accumulated snapshots will be deleted. Easier than using tmutil.

https://bombich.com/kb/ccc5/leveragi...n-apfs-volumes
I saw both of those links in my research but neither one explicitly answered the question: do you have to have Time Machine enabled to have snapshots created? When I look in Activity Monitor it doesn't show.
__________________
Jack
See profile for system details
iMac dead & retired as of 11/4/17

QAPLA!
Reply With Quote
  #49  
Old 12-08-2019, 10:29 AM
ChuckS ChuckS is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Posts: 1,193
Default Re: Anyone know the exact path to delete temp files that PT puts in the drive?

TM (since High Sierra) creates snapshots on APFS drives along with copying to backup drive. I do not have TM enabled so no TM snapshots are created. CCC also creates snapshots if enabled. Other apps may create snapshots, but those are the only two that I use. What are you looking for in the activity monitor? Don't know how they are handled within TM backups, but the TM command line utility tmutil allows access to the snapshot functionalty.
__________________
PT 2019.10 DP 10.01 VEP 7.x Komplete Audio6 HP Envy 8G i7 Quad Laptop Win10 (x64 1909)
PT 2019.10 DP 10.01 VEP 7.x 828mkII ADA8200 MTP-AV 2011 Mac Mini i7 Quad High Sierra.6
Reply With Quote
  #50  
Old 12-08-2019, 03:17 PM
musicman691 musicman691 is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: The Soprano State (NJ)
Posts: 16,888
Default Re: Anyone know the exact path to delete temp files that PT puts in the drive?

Quote:
Originally Posted by ChuckS View Post
TM (since High Sierra) creates snapshots on APFS drives along with copying to backup drive. I do not have TM enabled so no TM snapshots are created. CCC also creates snapshots if enabled. Other apps may create snapshots, but those are the only two that I use. What are you looking for in the activity monitor? Don't know how they are handled within TM backups, but the TM command line utility tmutil allows access to the snapshot functionalty.
Thanks for the answer to my question about TM. I know about CCC creating snapshots it was what happens (or doesn't) native to High Sierra as regards snapshots.
__________________
Jack
See profile for system details
iMac dead & retired as of 11/4/17

QAPLA!
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Pro Tools 12 Issues with temp files Alarry0829 Pro Tools 12 2 10-07-2015 10:36 AM
PT puts files at random places Hanslemonverm 003, Mbox 2, Digi 002, original Mbox, Digi 001 (Mac) 5 05-23-2008 02:51 AM
When I consolidate files, it puts it in a root directory???? awritersparadise 003, Mbox 2, Digi 002, original Mbox, Digi 001 (Win) 2 02-28-2008 11:38 PM
Making an exact copy of a drive stereo type 003, Mbox 2, Digi 002, original Mbox, Digi 001 (Win) 4 11-17-2004 01:33 PM
Somewhat OT- C:\Windows\Temp can you delete- Stone Knife 003, Mbox 2, Digi 002, original Mbox, Digi 001 (Win) 1 07-13-2002 08:13 PM


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 11:02 PM.


Powered by: vBulletin, Copyright ©2000 - 2008, Jelsoft Enterprises Limited. Forum Hosted By: URLJet.com