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My Time Machine Backup Drive is Full

A few days ago, my Time Machine drive filled up.

I back up a 500 GB drive nightly to another 500 GB drive. My main drive (and the exact, full, bootable backup) have 130 GB free.

Since I began backing up my Time Machine drive shortly after Leopard's release back in October, I'm fairly impressed that it took so long to "fill up."

4 Responses to "My Time Machine Backup Drive is Full"

  1. If you still use Entourage, it's doubly impressive since its database is a big binary lump that has to be completely copied with every backup.

  2. You don't use FileVault then, right ?

    It's utterly dumb the way Time Machine deals with FileVault.

  3. If they move this to a ZFS-snapshot, the coherency unit becomes a fs block. Anyone with some real world data and some free time want to diff some time machine backups and see how much better this will be?

  4. [quote comment="46042"]You don't use FileVault then, right?[/quote]

    On a Mac Pro, no. No File Vault here.