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I have used 42gb on my Mac HD and 276gb on my Iomega backup.

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I have used 42gb...

I have used 42gb on my Mac HD and 276gb on my Iomega backup. Does that indicate some duplication in Iomega

Technician's Assistant: Just to clarify, what's the model of your Mac, and what operating system are you running?

Maverick OS X

Technician's Assistant: Have you installed any updates recently?

Don't know how recently but all Apple instructed updates are current

Submitted: 11 months ago.Category: Computer Hardware
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Computer technician: Richard, Computer Specialist replied 11 months ago
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Hi there and welcome

You are doing the backyups using timemachine on the mac correct?

Please let me know

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Computer technician: Richard, Computer Specialist replied 11 months ago

ok, this is normal due to how local snapshots and versioning works on the Mac, hence the extra space.

This is not such an issue though as when less than 20 percent of the space on your Mac’s startup disk is available — or if less than 5 GB of space is available — your Mac will start automatically purging the oldest Time Machine local snapshots to free up space. At less than 10 percent or 5 GB available, your Mac will become even more aggressive.

but this is how the Time Machine works and you should leave it working like this as it provides the most effective backups

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Computer technician: Richard, Computer Specialist replied 11 months ago

If you would like any additional information or assistance, please do not hesitate to let me know.

Else if you can take a second to rate my service by clicking one of the stars at the top of the screen then submit, that would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you

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