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Disable Spotlight for Faster Backups

Be sure to exclude backup volumes from Spotlight
Be sure to exclude backup volumes from Spotlight

Blake Shaw writes:

Your tip on disabling spotlight on backup drives was great.

My incremental backups used to take hours, now they just take minutes!

I’m not sure my tip can help that much in general, but it can help a great deal by avoiding disk thrashing from two competing programs (backup and spotlight).

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