Working with Time Machine backups

Compare TM backups

tmutil compare A B | tee /tmp/backup-compare.txt

http://osxdaily.com/2012/01/21/compare-time-machine-backups-tmutil/

Look for large diffs

egrep '\d+M' /tmp/backup-compare.txt egrep '\d+G' /tmp/backup-compare.txt

Remove some local snapshots to free up space (10.14.4)

tmutil thinlocalsnapshots / 21474836480 4

Written on January 29, 2020