Some compelling questions about Time Machine

Discussion in 'macOS' started by skeen, Nov 3, 2007.

  1. skeen macrumors 6502

    Jul 12, 2007
    London, England
    When you rename a file, will Time Machine recognize it as a whole other file, and back it up separately? This could be particularly bad if the file is very large, in the GB's for example.

    I download a lot of torrents - Time Machine is going to start backing up the files as they're downloading. How does it handle this? Again, depending on how it handles it, could be pretty bad in terms of storage space if the files are very large.
  2. unity macrumors 6502a

    Sep 30, 2005
    Green Bay, WI
    Go to the options and drag the torrent download folder into the exclusion list. Drag the system folder too if you dont want it. Another person posted it backs up system file, dragging it will bring up a prompt to ignore other system files.

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