TimeMachine backs up too much?

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I just discovered the reason why TimeMachine was backing up so much data. I forgot to exclude my Maven and Ivy repositories :o)

Here is a good tip to discover which files are backed up. You need to have the Developer Tools installed.

When TimeMachine backs up

  • Launch /Developer/Applications/Instruments
  • Select File Activity
  • Open the default target combo box and attach the backupd process.
  • Start recording
  • Enjoy the list.

I wish there were a less geeky solution.