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Love it, but have a spotlight problem.
Authored by: foamy on Mar 15, '06 06:22:13PM

I love superduper and use it weekly on my laptop, but what I haven't been able to figure out is how to keep spotlight from indexing the backup drive.

Since I made the backup, I have two of everything when I search in spotlight, even when the drive is unmounted. Also, the mdutil process sucks up CPU after each and every backup by indexing the content on the new backup.

Any ideas on how to turn indexing off for the external firewire?



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Love it, but have a spotlight problem.
Authored by: theocrates on Mar 15, '06 06:57:21PM

Simply add the external volume to the Privacy tab of the Spotlight preferences.

There was a specific discussion about this at Shirt Pocket's web site. Here's the link:

http://shirt-pocket.com/forums/showthread.php?t=525&highlight=disable+spotlight+volume

This was a common problem prior to SuperDuper! version 2.0. Prior to that version, Dave had written a "disable spotlight" executable to add to the end of the SD run; that executable is now no longer necessary.



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