Dropbox and Time Machine don’t always play well together

Over the last couple of weeks I’ve noticed that my hourly Time Machine backup on my Mac Pro has been backing up almost 2GB of data every time it runs. I couldn’t for the life of me figure out what could be changing that much data each hour and Time Machine is less than helpful when you try to find out exactly what is being backed up each time. It will only tell you what the total size is of the files being backed up. Now, normally this wouldn’t be too big of an issue. However, in my case, I have Time Machine on 7 different Macs in the house backing up to a 1TB Time Capsule. Total free space just keep getting lower and lower so I started worrying when I got down to about 20% free space on the Time Capsule.

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