Sometimes, when Time Machine starts a new backup, I see that it'll be several GB of data. I then wonder: What did I save that was so large? Is it perhaps backing up unnecessary data, that I should exclude in the future?
As a Mac developer, I understand that there must be some kind of database that Time Machine maintains in order to know what files need to be backed up. I like to have access to that so that I can stop a large backup process and then check the database for the pending files, and decide whether I want to take further actions.
I am so far unable to find out where the information is stored.
I checked the
tmutil tool, but that doesn't seem to offer an option for listing the pending files, either.
I understand that I can use
tmutil compare after a backup to see what was backed up, but I like to instead see the pending files in the queue.