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Old 02-08-2007, 10:07 PM
tismer tismer is offline
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How to ignore but preserve certain large files?

Hi there,

I am using a parallels virtual machine. All valuable data is stored
over the parallels network on Mac HD, that's fine.

But there is a lot of stuff installed on the virtual drive which I don't
want to get natively onto the Mac drive, therefore I would like
to keep all uninteresting stuff on the virtual disk image.

My problem is that Parallels has no read-only mode, so my disk images
are changed every time they are mounted. That means several extra
GB to be juggled around for every smart backup.

Therefore, I would like to take one initial snapshot with SD, but then
exclude the snapshot drom SD avtions, because it is such a waste
of time.

I'm wondering if this is possible.
If I do a full backup the first time and then continue with smart backups,
telling SD to ignore my Parallels images, would't the target be smart erased
and I would loose my backup file, or is it so smart to always ignore certain files,
also in the erasure phase?

thanks - chris
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