How to speed up backups in Time Machine - NewCydiaTweaks


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Monday, December 11, 2017

How to speed up backups in Time Machine

When we make a backup on our hard drive, something that we must all do with our Mac, in Time Machine we have the refusal that it takes a century to make this backup. This I have experienced this day that I have made a new backup, and it is normal that the first copy takes longer than normal, and that is why crawling over the Internet I have seen a command that by entering it in Terminal these copies They will be faster. I found this command on the website of the faq-mac colleagues , which on this occasion has been my source.

Accelerate backups with Time Machine with this command

How to restore a backup made on Time Machine on a Mac
The first backups due to the large amount of data to include the entire operating system itself, with applications, documents ... have a very high waiting time. To speed up this process, open Terminal and enter the following command:
sudo sysctl debug.lowpri_throttle_enabled = 0
I have personally tested this command , and I can guarantee that it is quite useful for these backups, so it is completely trustworthy.
When you enter this command, you change the priority level to this backup process, giving it the highest priority. When the priority goes up, the resources that are supplied to the backup are higher and therefore, the backup in Time Machine will be faster, having to spend less time with the hard drive plugged in and waiting for it to finish .
But, what happens if we want to deactivate it? Simply we will have to change the zero that there is at the end of the command that we have previously by a 1. The command would be:
sudo sysctl debug.lowpri_throttle_enabled = 1

This you enter in the terminal and everything will be as before , lowering the priority of backup copies. If you do not want to enter this command, simply restart the Mac and you're done.
I hope this post has helped you, and if you have tried it, leave your comments in the comments box.

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