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Exclude sparsebundle from Time Machine?

David Brostoff-2
Should sparse bundle image be excluded from Time Machine? (In this particular case, the images are password protected, although I don't think that makes a difference.)

If they are not excluded, will they fill up the TM drive too fast?

Thank you,

David


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Re: Exclude sparsebundle from Time Machine?

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On 30 Jan 2018, at 15:01, David Brostoff [hidden email]> wrote:
> Should sparse bundle image be excluded from Time Machine? (In this particular case, the images are password protected, although I don't think that makes a difference.)

There is no reason to exclude a sparse bundle from Time Machine unless you don't want it backed up.

> If they are not excluded, will they fill up the TM drive too fast?

No faster than any other data that changes frequently.

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Re: Exclude sparsebundle from Time Machine?

David Brostoff-2
On Jan 30, 2018, at 3:23 PM, @lbutlr <[hidden email]> wrote:
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> On 30 Jan 2018, at 15:01, David Brostoff [hidden email]> wrote:
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>> If they are not excluded, will they fill up the TM drive too fast?
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> No faster than any other data that changes frequently.

What I meant was, when a change is made, does Time Machine back up only the change or the entire image all over again?

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Re: Exclude sparsebundle from Time Machine?

Jerry King
Good question. Look forward to a known answer.  


Jerry


> On Jan 30, 2018, at 7:21 PM, David Brostoff <[hidden email]> wrote:
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>> On Jan 30, 2018, at 3:23 PM, @lbutlr <[hidden email]> wrote:
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>>> On 30 Jan 2018, at 15:01, David Brostoff [hidden email]> wrote:
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>>> If they are not excluded, will they fill up the TM drive too fast?
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>> No faster than any other data that changes frequently.
>
> What I meant was, when a change is made, does Time Machine back up only the change or the entire image all over again?
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> David
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Re: Exclude sparsebundle from Time Machine?

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On Jan 30, 2018, at 17:21, David Brostoff <[hidden email]> wrote:
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> What I meant was, when a change is made, does Time Machine back up only the change or the entire image all over again?

Sparse bundles are made up of many small files. Changes to the disk image will change some of the files, but not the entire bundle.iirc the bundle files are 8MB.

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