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VirtualBox: Using snapshots to avoid excessive TimeMachine actitvity
Authored by: plaidflannel on Jan 20, '12 03:01:21PM

My backup disk has plenty of space and a Firewire 800 interface to my Mac Mini (2.66 Ghz, 4 GB, 500 GB). So I just put all my virtual disks on that device rather than on my internal disk. VirtualBox uses those virtual disks directly, Liinux performance is satisfactory, and I use a Linux solution for backups of my Linux files. Time Machine never sees the virtual disks. (Also, a couple of times a year, I burn a CD of difficult-to-reconstruct files, both Mac and Linux.)

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