I recently noticed that my newly installed local disk is running out of space on High Sierra. After some investigation, I found a
Backups.backupdb folder that was taking up a significant amount of space on the disk. I was surprised to find multiple backups of the same disk in the folder, even though I had never selected this disk as a Time Machine backup drive.
When I ran the
tmutil listbackups command in Terminal, it did not list the backups on the local disk, indicating that they are ownerless and essentially useless. However, I encountered an issue when attempting to delete the
I am unsure why this situation occurred and would appreciate any insight or suggestions. Also I would like how to delete the
Backups.backupdb folder and free up space on my local disk in the most sure and secure way.