Time Machine detailed log file?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by mte, Oct 30, 2007.

  1. mte macrumors newbie

    Sep 1, 2006
    I was wondering if there is a way to see which files were actually backed up during the last backup? There is a .Backup.log file in every folder but it doesn't contain a file list.
    This list would help me build a better ignore list.
  2. papplegate macrumors member

    Jul 23, 2002
    Cincinnati, OH
    Not sure there is one. My system.log only shows this as an example:
    Oct 30 11:07:24 Selma2 /System/Library/CoreServices/backupd[1158]: Copied 516 files (1.1 MB) from volume Macintosh HD.
    Oct 30 11:07:24 Selma2 /System/Library/CoreServices/backupd[1158]: No pre-backup thinning needed: 345.1 MB requested (including padding), 197.30 GB available
    Oct 30 11:07:25 Selma2 /System/Library/CoreServices/backupd[1158]: Copied 284 files (887 KB) from volume Macintosh HD.
    Oct 30 11:07:27 Selma2 /System/Library/CoreServices/backupd[1158]: Starting post-backup thinning
    Oct 30 11:07:27 Selma2 /System/Library/CoreServices/backupd[1158]: No post-back up thinning needed: no expired backups exist
    Oct 30 11:07:27 Selma2 /System/Library/CoreServices/backupd[1158]: Backup completed successfully.

    No mention of what files were copied.
  3. Nightkrawler macrumors regular

    Sep 4, 2006
    Vienna, Austria
    Anybody got something new about this?
    Im in the same situation as mte, time machine is bugging me every hour even when im not doing anything :mad:

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