Knowledgebase: Volume handling
Turning off Mac OSX Spotlight for a volume
Posted by Sven Koester, Last modified by Andre Kuehnemund on 22 July 2011 12:32
In many cases using Synchronize it is desirable to
turn off Apple's Spotlight indexing engine on the
volume where Synchronize is keeping the copy of the
original data. This allows for faster synchronization
and more space on the target disk. To turn it off just
exeute this command in the Terminal window:

sudo mdutil -i off /Volumes/VOLUME_NAME

just replace the VOLUME_NAME with the name of the
volume as seen on the Mac Finder Desktop.

You can also put this command in Sync-plan pre-script so
you know it is executed every time the Sync plan runs.
Pay attention to omit "sudo" as the process already runs
with adequate permissions.
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