And Time Ma­chine

Mac Format - - MASTER YOUR MAC -

and Time Ma­chine are both ter­rific fea­tures, but they can cause per­for­mance is­sues, par­tic­u­larly if you backup to a net­work drive or al­low Spot­light to in­dex an ex­ter­nal vol­ume. To stop Spot­light in­dex­ing an ex­ter­nal disk, go to the Spot­light pane in Sys­tem Pref­er­ences and click on the Pri­vacy tab. Drag the vol­ume into the win­dow or press ’+’ and se­lect it. If Time Ma­chine is slow­ing you down, you can pause a back-up while you get on with work. If it's a reg­u­lar oc­cur­rence, con­sider us­ing a lo­cal ex­ter­nal drive as a back-up des­ti­na­tion. and so re­boot­ing reg­u­larly can have per­for­mance ben­e­fits. Also, mod­ern Macs, es­pe­cially those with SSD drives, boot almost as quickly as they wake from Sleep. If your Mac is run­ning slowly, restart and see if that helps. Now re­solve to restart once ev­ery few days.

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