Time Machine won't backup Outlook database

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  1. mac4vin macrumors newbie

    Mar 11, 2015
    Computer: MacBook Pro Retina, mid 2014
    OS: 10.10.1 Yosemite
    Outlook 2011.

    Time Machine backup everything except outlook 2011 Database file. Tried to rebuild the Database, tried to run TM with no applications running.

    In the TM backup, Office 2011 Identities -> Main Identities folder, Data Records folder is there and fully backuped.

    How do I backup this database file with TM.

    Please help.
  2. grahamperrin macrumors 601


    Jun 8, 2007
    It's proper for the Microsoft Office Database to be excluded from Time Machine

    That's normal, intended by Microsoft.

    The database file bears an attribute that excludes the file from Time Machine backups. Run the following command in Terminal, it should show the exclusion:

    mdfind "com_apple_backup_excludeItem = 'com.apple.backupd'" | grep -i Microsoft

    About Time Machine backups and Outlook – Microsoft

    The accepted answer to Why did some applications have to rebuild their database after a Time Machine rollback?

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