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10.5: Exclude Downloads from Time Machine
Authored by: Felix on Aug 04, '08 08:26:42AM

>> I invite readers to add comments suggesting other overlooked folders with lots of churn that should not be backed up by default

.Trash f (If I put something there I want it deleted. Besides, I don't want my TimeMachine backup disk to be archiving every software download img or zip file in there which I haven't gotten around to emptying yet)

Movies f (They take up a lot of space, swap out frequently and aren't critical to me since the entire HDD is backed up periodically via SuperDuper to yet another drive. So I don't want 'em on my TM backup)

Podcasts f (They take up space but are easily replaceable)

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10.5: Exclude Downloads from Time Machine
Authored by: kiltbear on Aug 04, '08 09:53:33AM

This points to one of the things I'm a little frustrated at. Rental Movies go in the same folder as "my personal movies". I'm less worried about TM backups on that front, but it drives me nuts to have to individually exclude these from my backups.

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