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10.5: Disable Spotlight during Time Machine backups
Authored by: rflorence on Oct 28, '08 08:31:34AM

Running a daemon every minute seems like overkill. Why not rename /System/Library/CoreServices/backupd and install a script in its place:

mdutil -i off /Volumes/backup
mdutil -i on /Volumes/backup

That should turn off spotlight indexing immediately before backupd runs, and turn it back on when the backup is finished.

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