Time Machine and downloads-in-progress = HDD HOG?!

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by juststranded, Feb 7, 2009.

  1. juststranded macrumors regular

    Oct 6, 2006

    I just got a new unibody MacBook Pro, and started using Time Machine right away. I love it.

    Kind of forgetting about the whole process of Time Machine, being very invisible as it is, I proceeded to use Vuze (Azureus) to download some large torrent files. I realized that my 750GB external drive was filling up really quick with Time Machine, and immediately attributed it to the long-running downloads in progress in Vuze. My questions are:

    How does Time Machine handle downloads in progress?

    How can I delete duplicates of the downloads from Time Machine?

    How can stop this problem from happening in the future?

    Thank you all in advance for any help.
  2. Eidorian macrumors Penryn


    Mar 23, 2005
    If it's a large download it'll make a new backup every time Time Machine runs. I'd exclude any directories where a lot of changes occur on a frequent basis with large files/directories.

    For example I exlude my virtual machine hard disk images from Time Machine.

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