How to stop Spotlight indexing

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We clone the boot drive on our OS X servers for quick return from hardware or system failure. Spotlight indexing sees the clone once the process is done & indexes it…making 2 entries for everything. Here’s how to turn it off & remove the index entries. This works better than merely setting the “privacy” flag on the volume you don’t want indexed.

1. Let indexing begin on the volume.
2. Launch Terminal, which is in the Computer > Macintosh HD > Applications > Utilities folder.
3. At the prompt, type the following command, exactly as written:
sudo mdutil -i off /Volumes/volume_name
4. where volume_name is the name of the volume being indexed. [1]
5. Press Return.
6. If prompted for a Password, type your Admin password, then press Return. You will receive the response:
/Volumes/volume_name/: Indexing disabled for volume.
7. Spotlight will immediately cease to index the specified volume.
8. At the Terminal prompt, type the following command, exactly as written:
1. sudo mdutil -E /Volumes/volume_name
9. where volume_name is the name of the volume being indexed. [1]
10. Press Return.
11. If prompted for a Password, type your Admin password, then press Return. You will receive the response:
Volumes/volume_name/: Volume index removed.
12. At the Terminal prompt, type exit then press Return.
13. Quit (Command-Q) Terminal.

from The X-Lab

http://www.thexlab.com/faqs/stopspotlightindex.html

Moved iNODE…

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We’ve moved the iNODE blog from phobos (and Apple’s blog server software) to WordPress…over here on timesync. The reason? To set up a server that others in the library can use and to free up phobos for full-time DSpace configuration/modification testing.

We’ll seed this new version with a couple of postings from the previous iNODE instance…but not too many.

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