Will Time Machine backup Parallels?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Qwerty11, Nov 24, 2012.

  1. Qwerty11 macrumors regular

    Sep 1, 2010
    Just wondering if it will automatically backup Parallels and the programs in it or if I need to do something special?
  2. millerj123 macrumors 65816

    Mar 6, 2008
    My experience with Time Machine and Parallels was that originally, TM backs everything up, and each time you open Windows in Parallels, it reads as having been modified, so it backs it all up again.

    What I wound up doing is setting TM to ignore my Parallels directory. I then put anything I wanted backed up into a regular Mac directory.

    Of course, that means that I have to take periodic snapshots of my Parallels directory.

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