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This a quirk of the new Time Machine (it's supposed to be a feature) that when the external TM drive is disconnected, TM will continue to make backups and will save them to your internal hard drive. When the external TM drive is once more attached it will copy the backups it made onto the external along with the new backup.

All well and good except that it looks like it does not remove the old backups from the internal drive. The only way I know of getting around that is turn Time Machine off when your external TM drive is not attached. Kind of inconvenient and easy to forget but I know of no other way. I've been searching for a better work around and will let everyone know if I find one.
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