Time Machine almost full and keeps backing up GB's of data

Discussion in 'macOS' started by rgarjr, Dec 14, 2010.

  1. rgarjr macrumors 603

    rgarjr

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    So I think my TM drive is almost full (external drive connected to an AEBS). The thing is though every time I run the backup my MacBook, it backup 22GB even though I didn't change anything, which is a PITA since it take a while. Any solutions to this?
     
  2. liamwillib macrumors member

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    I had some consistently large backups and it turned out it was the local copy of my iDisk. Time machine sees the whole volume as 1 file so even if you only edit 1 small file, the whole volume gets backed up again. This is the same if u turned on filevault. I believe virtual machines are also the same. You will need to select any of these files to be ignored in time machine preferences
     
  3. rgarjr thread starter macrumors 603

    rgarjr

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    yeah I do have Parallels with Windows 7 installed on it. I did some Windows updates prior to running TM so that could have been it.
     

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