My .MobileBackups folder is 32GB. I've plugged in my Macbook Air to the power and have already forced time machine to backup. However, the folder is still 32GB even after restarting...Did Time Machine properly back up the 32GB so I can delete it?
It has been my experience (with a non-full SSD in a MBA running 10.8.2) that the
Accordingly, it makes sense that your
I have not yet filled my disk, so I am not sure how it works in that situation. Ideally, it would “give back” some of the space
If you are not critically short on “disk” space, you can probably just wait a week or so (while doing daily backups to an external Time Machine disk) and
If you need the space (and Time Machine is not automatically giving it back as the disk gets full), or you need to constantly make “large changes”, then you can try this command (in a Terminal window):
I have never run this command; the manpage has this description for