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cqdx11 12-05-2005 06:20 AM

No space left on source ?
Hi !

My (only) HD is splitted into two partitions, one for my current OS X Tiger work environnement , the other used as a backup space (well of course it won't protect me against a hardware failure, so I should better said I use it to "go back" just in case I would kill my OS).

My disk contains 2* 37,5 Gb partitions.

My OS X installation + 3rd party progs represents more or less 300 000 files and 10 Gb.

From times to times I make a full backup with the latest SD build , erasing partition 2, copying partition 1 on partition 2, making partition 2 bootable.

It works fine, but when +/- 160 000 files (6 gb) of files have been copied, a message pops up to tell me there's almost no space left on source partition ( but I can click OK and it continues without any problem).
Is it because of the TEMP files ?

Speed is quite slow ( from 2 to 4 kb/s) but I believe it's quite normal as only one physical drive is used for both source and destination. Also , it's only a Mac Mini drive ...

Anyway, best regards

"On" since the Amstrad CPC6128 times , but only mac user for 6 months.

dnanian 12-05-2005 07:44 AM

That seems rather strange, Regis. I wouldn't expect 20GB of temporary or VM files given the sizes you're dealing with. When you restart your system, does it seem to have all the space it should?

I'm not sure your technique for handling a dead OS is a very well thought out one. I think you'd be far better off with a Sandbox, and a real backup...

cqdx11 12-05-2005 12:46 PM

Hi Dave, tnx for answering my post.

Well partition 1 says :
Capacity 37,08 Go
Available 26,43 Go
Used 10,65 Go

Partition 2 info :
Capacity 37,2 Go
Available 26,87 Go
Used 10,33 Go

Just tell me if I can try anything that could help you in diagnosing my problem.

Thanks by the way for your advices on backing up technics.


dnanian 12-05-2005 03:51 PM

Well, that certainly seems like things are just fine now... there's 26GB available. And, when you copy this drive, from a fresh start like this, it indicates you're out of space on the source?

Do you have very little physical memory, and very large files on the source?

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