Excessive Data Time Machine Backups?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by TheseGoTo11, Oct 8, 2009.

  1. TheseGoTo11 macrumors member

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    I have my Time Machine hooked up to a Time Capsule and it seems that Time Machine is backing up an excessive amount of data throughout the day. Normally the backups are just 5-10 MB, however it seems that once or twice a day it backs up 2-3 GB worth of data. I don't do much saving/creating/modifying of files during the day...just web-based programs, iTunes (no downloads), etc. Thoughts?
     
  2. devburke Guest

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    Do you ever modify the tags in iTunes? Time Machine is smart, but not as smart as it could be. If any part of a file changes, it re-backups the whole file.
     
  3. netnothing macrumors 68040

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  4. maflynn Moderator

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    Do you use vmware, aperture, or lightroom. In all of those apps they have large container files that any small change could result in backing up the entire file.
     

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