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Script to delete huge sparsebundle images
Authored by: PeterAhlstrom on Mar 05, '13 11:30:57AM

I just used the main hint as described above. I tried what everyone else said too (except for deleting it from a Windows machine), but the main hint description is the only one that seemed to work on my 400 GB sparsebundle. It's possible the perl script was working, but I couldn't tell. The main script lists the names of what's being deleted, so you can see the progress. I also checked in a different Terminal window, in the sparsebundle directory (not the bands directory) using ls -l every once in a while and I could see the bands directory size going down. It did take a couple of hours but it seems this is the fastest way short of formatting the disk.

Also, for those who are interested, the "%x" part in the script takes the integer $i and turns it into a hexadecimal, because the files in the bands folder are named hexidecimally.



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