how to skip a file from time machine ?

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  1. sa3er macrumors member

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    i have parallels VM. it store windows data on a single file on user doc folder. problem is that its about 60 gig and time machine will back it up (bcoz it chage always) and then everyday my hard disk get full and i have to remove them manually ...
    is there anyway to skip that file from time machine indexing ? :mad:
     
  2. swiftaw macrumors 603

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  3. JudeMac macrumors newbie

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    Yeah, just exclude the file from your TM backup.
     
  4. JediMeister macrumors 68040

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    You cannot exclude individual files from being backed up but you can exclude folders.
     
  5. R94N macrumors 68020

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    In that case you can just move the individual file into it's own folder, and exclude that from the backups.
     

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