I want to know list of folders that can be safely excluded from Time Machine backups while ensuring that full restore can get me a same machine running immediately.
The reason why I want to do this is because Time Machine will backup all the files no matter what it contains. So far, I’ve excluded these paths from my backup:
~/Library/Caches ~/Library/Logs ~/Downloads
Caches and Logs don’t need to be backed up because they’re generated when needed. I’m also excluding
~/Downloads folder because those files are usually stored temporarily.
Is there any more folders that I can exclude? What is your Time Machine’s exclusion rules?