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10.5: Show files that Time Machine does not back up
Authored by: benfsmith on Sep 06, '08 04:37:53PM

Does anyone know how to tell which files have been backed up during a particular session? There are often times where TM does a large backup when I little should have changed on my machine. I have excluded the obvious culprits.



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10.5: Show files that Time Machine does not back up
Authored by: Bahi on Sep 26, '09 05:10:57AM
Use GrandPerspective and point it to the latest backup on your Time Machine volume (it's easiest to just point to the item called "Latest", which works fine, though it's an alias). Then ask for a filtered search and choose to not show hard links. That way, you get all the stuff contained in the last backup. Point it at any given TM session and perform the same filtered search and you'll find out what was backed up in that particular session.

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10.5: Show files that Time Machine does not back up
Authored by: ricede on Jul 17, '12 04:02:20AM

Theres also a small app by CharlesSoft called Time Tracker which is very useful for keeping track of what TM backs up. Just open it after a backup & let it load. It also keeps a list of past back ups in the same GUI.

I know it works in Snow Leopard - don't know about Lion though.

Edited on Jul 17, '12 04:04:33AM by ricede



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