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05-18-2005, 11:03 AM
Not surprisingly, after making a safety clone, Spotlight is busy churning away, presumably indexing my safety clone.

Given than the safety clone has lots of symbolic links to the main partition, is this a waste...am I getting in effect two references to all my user files? Should I turn off spotlight indexing my safety clone?

05-18-2005, 11:12 AM
After adding a second hard drive to the "Privacy" list, Spotlight now claims to have about 25 hours remaining (up from about 2 hours when I added the drive), and Spotlight is using up about 60% of CPU time.

I know this a Spotlight, not an SD! issue, but do folks on this board understand Spotlight enough to know what's happening here?

05-18-2005, 11:28 AM
No, you don't need to do that. Spotlight should be smart enough to figure out you only have one real copy of your user files (and does here)...

05-18-2005, 11:29 AM
It's a bad estimate. Give it time to settle down, and it should take far less time & CPU.