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tools_for_fools 10-14-2008 08:32 AM

bootable/copied volume is 5 GB smaller than the source -- normal?
 
My internal/source volume is using about 92 GB and my external/boot volume (all files backup) ended up using about 87 GB. I know the description explains that everything will be copied, "except the temporary and system-specific files that Apple recommends excluding," but is 5 GB the average size of "unnecessary" files?

dnanian 10-14-2008 08:53 AM

It can be, yes: VM swap files and your 'sleepimage' can be quite large. The 'ignored' files are typically listed in the log if you'd like to review them.

tools_for_fools 10-14-2008 09:01 AM

That was fast. Thank you!


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