The best Apple Time Machine tip I have ever seen

Jonny Evans

Watching Apple since 1999. I don't say what they should do. I say what they might do. They sometimes do.

7 Responses

  1. max says:

    Just plug it into an ethernet cable connected to your Time Capsule whenever there’s a big backup underway. It will happen even faster than your suggestion. Keep the ethernet cab;e handy but hidden in your living room and you can just pull it out whenever you need it.

  2. Bill Jorth says:

    What other low priority tasks are brought to the same priority as user application tasks? Could there be a problem with competition for CPU that results in system performance issues? Is there a way to select only the Time Machine task and select a priority?

  3. Vladimir Vooss says:

    Will the above Terminal command also work the other way – from TM Backup to Computer’s newly replaced HD/SSD?

  4. Chris says:

    Great tip, I’ve also been frustrated at the speed. Need I enter another Terminal line to remove reset the priority to the default?

  5. raphael says:

    Chris, it looks like a boolean value so

    sudo sysctl debug.lowpri_throttle_enabled=1

    should do it. But like the article states above, it resets after the computer is restarted

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