[OT] Disappearing Disk Space Under Lion

Jerry Jensen jhj at jhj.com
Mon Jun 11 17:53:47 EDT 2012


Theres also some sort of odd local backup for when you aren't connected to TimeMachine/TimeCapsule, but only for laptops and its not supposed to run you out of disk space. I think. Dunno the details. Google may know all.
.Jerry

On Jun 11, 2012, at 2:48 PM, Peter Haworth wrote:

> You could be right Bob.  I managed to clear a few gigs of disk space.  I
> brought up a Get Info of my Internal drive and sat there watching while the
> free space tick down in chunks of around 0.05 gigs every 15 seconds or so,
> with no applications running so some system process was obviosuly chewing
> up disk space.
> 
> I'll check the web for re-indexing but how did you switch Spotlight off
> completely?
> 
> Pete
> lcSQL Software <http://www.lcsql.com>
> 
> 
> 
> On Mon, Jun 11, 2012 at 2:09 PM, Bob Sneidar <bobs at twft.com> wrote:
> 
>> I bet your spotlight cache filled the drive up. We had this problem on OS
>> X Server, where Spotlight was failing at the indexing somehow, and would
>> create a new cache file for indexing each time I restarted, but the index
>> never completed because of errors. I never found out what was causing the
>> errors. I just disabled Spotlight Indexing for all my server shares and
>> volumes and said to hell with it. It also freed up a ton of CPU cycles
>> which were getting eaten up.
>> 
>> There are articles around about the problem, and the methods to remedy it.
>> Search for something along the lines of Reset Spotlight Indexing.
>> 
>> Bob
>> 
>> 
>> On Jun 11, 2012, at 1:46 PM, Peter Haworth wrote:
>> 
>>> I just discovered that the internal drive on my Mac is compltely full.
>>> When I updated to Lion a couple of weeks ago, there was approx 60gigs
>>> free.  Since then I have created no partucularly large files.  I have
>> used
>>> Spotlight to search for files > 20mbytes and all the files that show up
>> are
>>> on my External Drive.  Suspicouly, no system files show up in Spotlight
>>> over that size, even though I am using the setting to include system
>> files.
>>> 
>>> I'm pretty sure that the disk space has been eaten up by something to do
>>> with Lion but don;t know where to start looking.  Any ideas?
>>> 
>>> Pete
>>> lcSQL Software <http://www.lcsql.com>
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