Time machine keeps backing up iTunes library...

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  1. kmaute macrumors 6502

    kmaute

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    Hey all,

    I'm having a problem with time machine repeatedly backing up my /~/Music/iTunes directory. Everytime I plug in my drive, I get a 192Gb backup which will loop continuously. I've confirmed that it's this directory using BackupLoupe and have reset time machine, repaired the disk with no errors, completely reformatted my time machine disk, and continue to have these issues. Console shows no real issue, backupd process simply requests a 192Gb backup and proceeds with it. While I cannot be sure, this appears to have started sometime after the 10.6.4 update.

    I'd appreciate any feedback. Thanks...

    Ken
     
  2. lucifiel macrumors 6502a

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    You could just exclude the folder from back up in time machine's preferences.
     
  3. kmaute thread starter macrumors 6502

    kmaute

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    True, that is one option. However, having spent thousands of dollars on said collection - it would be nice for it to be backed up. There has to be a better solution. Thank you though... Any ideas?
     
  4. lucifiel macrumors 6502a

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    Hmm, you could exclude the music folder and then manually back it up?

    That's what i do, otherwise, when I change tags etc, it'll back up again needlessly.
     
  5. kmaute thread starter macrumors 6502

    kmaute

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    Okay, this problem went away but has reappeared. Any ideas? Thanks...
     

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