View Full Version : Spotlight state not preserved

11-22-2009, 01:23 PM
I'm using 2.6.2 v87 and I partitioned by external drive for 2x160GB. I then added both partitions to Spotlight's Privacy tab.

I did a full backup with "erase then copy" and once the backup was done, I noticed that Spotlight started indexing the drive. Why wasn't the spotlight state preserved when I added it to the privacy tab? Is it because the partition was erased before the backup took place?


11-22-2009, 04:14 PM
It's because you erased. It's preserved on a smart update. (The privacy tab info is stored in a hidden folder on the disk that's erased when you erase.)

11-23-2009, 11:26 AM
Thank you for explaining! So, what is the recommendation when the backup disk is clean and you do the first full backup. Use erase and copy or smart update?

11-23-2009, 12:20 PM
Smart Update is fine.