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Making your Time Machine Backups Smaller - 09-04-2009, 07:28 PM
By following this guide i take it you know how to exclude folders from the time machine backup.
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Good folders to exclude from Time Machine backups – Ryan Block
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09-04-2009, 07:33 PM
Nice reference, but I feel like he is excluding everything from his backups...
I would never exclude Applications because it is so convenient to be able to restore from Time Machine!
I would also probably not exclude my media and other things he mentions. I mean, what is the point of having a backup and built-in support for automatic snapshots (Time Machine) if you are not going to utilize them to back up your files in case of emergency. If the reasoning is that your backup media is not big enough, invest $90 into a 1TB external HD! Believe me, it is worth it. I personally run backups to my home server.
Although I sound like I am bashing the "space saving" discussed I am not against the idea. I like the idea of excluding some of the caches and temporary files. Some things are not that important to backup (or are just plain useless). Most people have adequate storage for running their backups... but I guess these tips would be especially helpful if someone was working with limited resources for Time Machine.
Thanks for the post!
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