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Recover free drive space when using FileVault
Authored by: andya on Mar 19, '07 09:12:22AM

you can also log into another account (i do it from the root account) and run this command:

hdiutil compact [path to your account's sparse image]

i've seen savings of upwards of 40% in my filevault home directory



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Recover free drive space when using FileVault
Authored by: felix-fi on Mar 20, '07 05:36:10AM

Indeed hdiutil compact will do the same.

I use a sparseimage (on an SMB mounted volume) to make the backup of my home dir... and I am always surprised to see that deleted files space is not automatically recovered in sparseimage... one has to run hdiutil compact once in a while. Weird...




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