Anyone know of a way to exclude files from iCloud backup?

Discussion in 'macOS Sierra (10.12)' started by sniffs, Sep 28, 2016.

  1. sniffs macrumors regular

    sniffs

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    #1
    So for whatever reason, Parallels likes to install the .PVM file into \Documents.. if you move it out, iCloud still recognizes it as a document it wants to backup. Problem is, my .PVM is like 60GB..

    It's the single biggest file that iCloud wants to back up and I dont want it to.. I can't keep my Macbook Pro Retina that has Parallels in sync with my iMac and Macbook Pro because of this.

    Idea's to exclude it?
     
  2. jdasikainen macrumors 6502

    jdasikainen

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    Bald Knob Arkansas
    #2
    disable iCloud documents sync just put the files you want into iCloud as you need to
     
  3. steve23094 macrumors 68000

    steve23094

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    I'm surprised Parallels doesn't have an option to exclude the file, much as they do with Time Machine.

    Have you tried contacting Parallels support to see what they say?
     

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