tib file filling HDD
I installed Acronis for Mac about a year ago.
I installed Bootcamp and installed Acronis in the Mac partition of the Hard Drive.
The Mac partition has been filled up with a very large (153 GB) My Mac.tib file which as left the Mac partition unsuable as the Mac will not boot.
How can I overcome this problem?
Any help would be welcome.
Have you tried booting the Acronis bootable recovery media to see if you can delete it from there?
Otherwise, unless you're familiar with terminal commands in OS X, you might find it easiest to either restore a time machine backup (if you have one) to an external drive (you should be able to do this with Acronis recovery bootable media as well to an external drive and a working Acronis .tib backup).
Then, connect the newly restored OS X hard drive via USB to the machine, restart, and immediately press and hold the Option key to access Startup Manager. Pick the USB drive to boot into OSX from it (it's a yellow disk icon instead of the grey disk icon). Once booted from the external, it's just like your old system and you can navigate to the large .tib and copy it elsewhere or delete it.
Unfortunately, you can't do this from your bootcamp parition as Windows doesn't understand OS X journaled drives. You can read data and copy from it if you have something like HFS Explorer installed in Windows (or something similar), but that won't give you write access to the disk.
FYI, you SHOULD NOT be storing your backups to the same drive that they are being taken from.
1) it fills the disk up as you've noticed (I'm not sure if this is actually the root of your boot issues or not though - how can you be sure?
2) if the hard drive dies, there go your backups along with it. Backup should always be stored on different media and, if possible, you should have multiple copies or versions and also store those on yet, another media (and hopefully somewhere other than where the original and first backup are stored in case of theft, natural disaster, bad luck, hardware failure, etc.)
Thanks for your reply.
I was not aware that Acronis was baking up to the Mac HDD. I do back up my Windows files to an external drive and by and large only occasionally use the Mac partition.
I tried, from Windows Explorer, to delete the My Mac tib file but it gave me a message that the Recycle Bin was not large enough.
I then tried, again using Windows Explorer, to cut the file and paste it to an external drive but I got an error 0x80070057.
As I had not knowingly set up Acronis for Mac to do any backups, I have no Acronis bootable recovery media.
I had been given to believe by an Acronis support person that Acronis for Mac 2015 that it could be used to clone my whole disc, but As I discovered that it would not, I have not used it after installing it.
So I am still left with the problem that I cannot boot into Mac.
The recycle bin error is no problem. Hold shift and right click and delete the file.
Thanks for your suggestion.
I tried but got an error code 0x80070056 The parameter is incorrect
So is the tib on the Mac OS journaled partition? If so, Windows can only read it. Did you try the Nac Acronis recovery to see if you can delete it from there? If not possible, you can boot OS X recovery and use terminal to delete it. Or restore your image to a USB drive and boot into it and delete from there.
Thanks for your continued help.
Yes, the .tib file is on the Mac partition so Windows cannot read it.
Before attempting to do something I might regret with my limited knowledge, I will talk to the Apple technical support people to see if they have a suggestion. I have booked a session with them for Monday.