Feb 26, 2013

Google Chrome and Apple Time Capsule

If you back up your Mac using Apple Time Capsule and you use Google Chrome, you will notice that Time Machine sends around 300MB to the Time Capsule each time. This is because Google Chrome changes a lot of large file each time when you navigate to a new page.

To Solve the issue, go to the Time Machine properties and exclude ~/Library/Application Support/Google/Chrome from the backup. If you do not like the idea to loose data, just sign in to your Google Account with Chrome and it will ask you to set up a sync. Sync will send most of your data Chrome to Google and it can be stored in the encrypted form if you tick the corresponding box in settings. If you do not mind that, you can restore your Chrome in case of failure.

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