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I have this happening on a Yosemite machine with a backup residing on another Yosemite machine.
Other backups further forward in time work fine. My desire is to delete this backup, but I can't because as long as it says "Waiting" there's no "Delete backup" option.
asked Sep 27, 2015 at 20:25
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You can delete a backup via the
sudo tmutil delete command. You'll need administrative privileges to do this:
- Open Terminal
- Type in
sudo tmutil delete (including end space, but don't press enter yet!)
- Go to Finder, open your TM Drive, and open the
- Open your Machine
- You'll need to find the folder containing the backup you want to delete.
- Drag and drop the folder containing the backup you want to delete into Terminal.
- Your Terminal should say
sudo tmutil delete /Volumes/TM\ Drive/Backups.backupdb/Mac/2014... (backslashes are included before spaces)
- Now press enter. You'll need to type you user password (it won't be displayed).
answered Sep 27, 2015 at 21:54
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