Speed up Time Machine backups

Sometimes Time Machine backups can take a while. The backup process is getting throttled and therefore has not a very high priority.

Set process priority

sudo sysctl debug.lowpri_throttle_enabled=0

Reset process priority

sudo sysctl debug.lowpri_throttle_enabled=1

For me this speeded up the backup process by other 100%.

See also my tutorial on how to setup a Raspberry Pi 4 as a Time Machine server:



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