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Eddie Turfboer

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Hi all,

I am using a NAS device for my TimeMachine backups. It works flawlesly, however it has one problem. The backup takes all the space that is innitially available on sparsebundle creation. This means that, without any setup beforehand, it takes up all the space on the destination volume it can get. B it seems that this size is static, meaning expanding drive capacity doesn't increase backup volume of the sparsebundle. C, if you setup a use account with limited space, one cannot increase the space of the user and gradually expand the backup.

Within the sparsebundle I found the info.plist and in that plist a size value. However, nothing seems to happen if one would edit that parameter. Is there any way to change/tell TimeMachine/sparsebundle to gradually increase it's size until the volume or limit is reached? For now a method to increase backup volume limit would suffice.

Thanks in advance,
Eddie Turfboer

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