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

But you can allow the Time Machine process to gather a higher priority and therefore speed up the backup overall with the following command:

Reset process priority

To set the process back to it’s original priority we can just set it back to 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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