Time Machine backing up tons and tons of gigabytes all day long...

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by rackalamb, Aug 6, 2009.

  1. rackalamb macrumors newbie

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    I haven't done much today with my computer. For about 8 hours I just had itunes running and was playing songs at work. Now, I am on iChat and a few other apps surfing the web and communicating. I am not saving anything or downloading anything.

    Yet, despite all of this, Time Machine starts every 10 minutes or so and backs up about 3 GB on average. I don't know why this is. I haven't done anything. Does anyone know what the problem may be?
     
  2. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    Exclude the folder ... in TM Preferences ... that contains the VM file. Otherwise, every time anything changes in the VM, it will backup the entire file.
     
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    No problem, if you are interested, I have a few videos on Time Machine here.
     

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