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10.5: Show files that Time Machine does not back up
Authored by: PopMcGee on Jun 12, '08 10:10:57AM
I realized that time machine also does not back up other files, which are not excluded in any of those lists and not manually excluded. Some of them are folder containing unfinished bittorrent files downloaded using Transmission.

This is also noted here: http://arstechnica.com/journals/apple.ars/2008/01/06/torrent-client-for-for-mac-os-x-transmission-hits-1-0

While I think that this is generally a good idea, I'd love to have a small utility that shows me very clearly what Time Machine backs up and what not.

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10.5: Show files that Time Machine does not back up
Authored by: bnetz on Aug 09, '08 02:39:13AM
when i use the command
sudo mdfind "com_apple_backup_excludeItem = 'com.apple.backupd'"

i get this list:
/Users/xy/Music/iTunes/iTunes Music Library.xml
/Users/xy/Music/iTunes/Album Artwork/Local
/Users/xy/Library/iTunes/iPod Software Updates
/Users/xy/Pictures/iPhoto Library/iPod Photo Cache

(no more!)

how can i exclude the other default-folders? i am mostly interested in excluding the spotlight-database from backup, i feel that this generates a lot of traffic/hd-load ... thx in advance

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