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Deleting Files Doesn't Free Up Space

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I've been having this same exact issue with a cloned drive (NVME) I was using as my new boot drive in 10.13.5. I could see that the snapshots existed, but running the tmutil deletelocalsnapshots command in terminal wouldn't actually delete the snapshots. The only way I could delete them was by opening up Carbon Copy Cloner, selecting the drive in question (make sure the sidebar is open). From there, there was a list of the snapshots CCC made. Right clicking on them gave me a 'delete' command. I deleted both of them, freed up almost 50gb.
Hope that helps!
 
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Finally found the solution to this...

CCC again. I've had so many issues with this program over the years telling me I'm out of space with backups. I've had to contact support multiple times. Their default settings are a headache for anyone who deals with large amounts of data to backup daily.

Now I find they create Snapshots wasting space on APFS volumes? What is the purpose of this?

I've been looking for a solution for this for months!!!

Why would I want a snapshot filling my drive with wasted backup information if I'm already backing up to a second drive?

I've just changed CCC Snapshots "Delete the oldest snapshots when free space is less than "suck it".

Sorry for the ranty post, I've lost DAYS of work time chasing this problem down, reformatting drives to free up space. Actually reinstalled my OS out of desperation to try and fix the problem. FML... CCC...
 
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Finally found the solution to this...

CCC again. I've had so many issues with this program over the years telling me I'm out of space with backups. I've had to contact support multiple times. Their default settings are a headache for anyone who deals with large amounts of data to backup daily.

Now I find they create Snapshots wasting space on APFS volumes? What is the purpose of this?

I've been looking for a solution for this for months!!!

Why would I want a snapshot filling my drive with wasted backup information if I'm already backing up to a second drive?

I've just changed CCC Snapshots "Delete the oldest snapshots when free space is less than "suck it".

Sorry for the ranty post, I've lost DAYS of work time chasing this problem down, reformatting drives to free up space. Actually reinstalled my OS out of desperation to try and fix the problem. FML... CCC...
thank you so much for this... was having the same problem ..far out ...had no idea about these snapshots of ccc
 
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