Economy in File Management

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by garycurtis, Oct 22, 2011.

  1. garycurtis macrumors 6502

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    My desktop includes only icons for the internal HDs, and one folder labeled Active Work. That is where all my projects go.

    It seems my TM backups are always around 15+Gbs, and take 40 minutes. Even when there has been little activity on the computer. Should I stow that one large folder on one of the HDs? Would it speed things up for backups?

    Could it be eMails (Safari) that is creating the bottleneck?

    (Running a G-4 Tower on OS Leopard, with a 1.6 Ghz CPU)
     
  2. garycurtis thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Didn't get any response so I took a shot in the dark. I dropped the large (7Gb) folder on my desktop into the largest harddrive. Ran Disk Warrior and then did a backup with Time Machine.

    Time: about 3 minutes. So, apparently the file path routes directly through a drive, rather than on the desktop, it is more direct. I've seen a few other posts here expressing agony over the speed of TM backups. It's not the cable, folks.

    Happy me.
     

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