I have a 1TB sdd in my MacBook Pro, and an external 4TB time machine drive The TM drive is now getting to full, and I would like to know what the best way is to trim it, so that I can continue using it.
I know, I have several large (huge?) files, and likely some VMs on the time machine, which I could safely delete. What is the easiest approach for this? Are there any tools, which can help?
If I recall correctly, you can go to the folder where the large file lives, go into TimeMachine, right-click on the file and select delete all backups of .
True - but I do not remember all of these. And I also do not remember when I deleted these. So finding is important.
TM will free up space on its own once the backup disk is too full to make another backup.
But why do I get sometimes “backup could not be completed, not enough space left” (or similar)?
I do not know! I’ve only received the message that older backups are being removed. I’d be interested to know why you get the message that you get.
Yes I get that message and consequently Time Machine inoperative. I recall you could force Time Machine to “override” this status and start deleting or thinning older files so back ups can continue.
I cannot find how to do this by searching web.
Appreciate it if anyone has suggestions re this.