[MlMt] Dealing with MailMate disk usage
nick at nickvahalik.com
Wed Feb 24 13:54:26 EST 2021
I apologize if this isn’t very helpful but, IIRC, both HFS+ and APFS
have some support for directory-level compression.
There appears to be an [answer on Ask
which addresses this: namely usage of either the `ditto` or the
`afsctool` (available via Homebrew).
Perhaps this may offer some you some relief?
On 24 Feb 2021, at 10:05, Raza Rizvi wrote:
> One of the nice things about MailMate is the great search options and
> instant response, but that comes at the price of having a local copy
> of your email, and no doubt many of you have multiple mailboxes, as I
> So on my 250GB SSD root volume I have just about 50GB now used by
> MailMate and I am fast running out of disk space. So I thought since
> “/Users/xxx/Library/Application Support/MailMate/Messages” is an
> alias pointing at the mail store of “/Users/xxx/Library/Application
> Support/MailMate/Messages.noindex” this would not be a problem. I
> could just copy the mail store to a different external SSD and have a
> new alias to it (called Messages).
> Some hours later, having made the copy (and deleted the original
> because of the afore mentioned lack of space), I restarted MailMate.
> It bombed.
> Copy the files back to the “Users/xxx/Library/Application
> Support/MailMate folder, recreate the original alias, no problems and
> MailMate starts up.
> Anyone have any suggestions why this did not work?
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