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Message 1889222 - Posted: 11 Sep 2017, 13:01:38 UTC

Boing 7.8.2 (also previous versions)
Macintosh OS X 10.11.6
Projects: SETI & WCG

I've had issues with Macintosh TIme Machine backups not completing. As soon as I suspend BOINC activity, backups resume/complete.

So far I've reduced the CPU threshold and added Time Machine to the exclusive applications. Time machine application actually only runs briefly and when it does, BOINC pauses and then resumes.

In the Activity monitor I see the process "backupd" also stopping and starting along with BOINC activity, i.e. it stops when BOINC starts and starts when BOINC activity stops.

I don't know how to get "backupd" into the exclusive applications list, (or if that would actually help). Has anyone dealt with this?

Thanks for ideas and assistance.

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Message 1892923 - Posted: 2 Oct 2017, 9:05:38 UTC - in response to Message 1889222.  

I don't know how to get "backupd" into the exclusive applications list, (or if that would actually help). Has anyone dealt with this?

It can be done by editing "cc_config.xml" file manually ( with text editor ).

1. Go the BOINC data directory, [/Library/Application Support/BOINC Data].
2. Search for "cc_config.xml" there and open it with text editor.
3. Search for the line like below if Time Machine is added as exclusive application.
        <exclusive_app>Time Machine</exclusive_app>
4. Add another line for "backupd" next to the line, as below.
        <exclusive_app>Time Machine</exclusive_app>
        <exclusive_app>backupd</exclusive_app>
5. Save the change and close the editor.
6. Return to BOINC Manager and choose [Read config files] from [Options] menu.
7. Check the event log to see both are added as exclusives.

You should see "backupd" is also listed as exclusive application on BOINC manager too, once it is added.
# Removal can be done on BOINC manager.
The detail of other setting in "cc_config.xml" can be found at http://boinc.berkeley.edu/wiki/Client_configuration

Hope this works for you.

Note:
    "Time Machine" is the application to retrieve old file(s) from the backup.
    "backupd" is the daemon, which is a kind of process invoked and/or running in back ground without user interactions. It's invoked periodically to update the backup.

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