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Unable to turn off Time Machine back up for the virtual machine

APPLIES TO:
  • Parallels Desktop 8 for Mac Standard Edition
  • Parallels Desktop 7 for Mac Standard Edition

Symptoms

You are not able to turn on the option ‘Do not back up virtual machine’ in Virtual Machine’s Configuration (Configure  Options Backup) to disable Time Machine from backing up your virtual machine:

Cause


Resolution

Please open Time Machine preferences:

Click ‘Options…’

Click on + icon and locate your virtual machine (by default your virtual machine is located in /Username/Documents/Parallels/)
And click ‘Exclude’ to exclude the virtual machine from Time Machine backup.




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