I noticed that Spotlight is using “significant energy” on my MBP. That’s of course no problem when it’s for a short period of time, but this is constant.
Is anyone else seeing the same behavior?
I already excluded quite a few folders from Spotlight (and had that before this “issue” occured), but apparently that’s not enough?
On a sidenote - or perhaps not - I also notice an increasing number of local Time Machine snapshots. Without any apparent reason. Could be that Spotlight is indexing these?
Edit: it seems Spotlight is indexing the Time Machine backup on my NAS.
Add your NAS to the Privacy section of Spotlight preferences to keep it from indexing it.
Thanks. Did that. Not sure if it helped, but I do see the message that Spotlight is using “significant energy” less often I believe.
Sidenote: it’s strange that one has to manually exclude these drives. In a system where Apple likes to think for the user, one would expect this to be automatic. Cause what’s the use of having a Spotlight index on a (relatively slow, networked) Time Machine volume?
Perhaps in Apple’s mind it’s a case of DIYD DIYD – in some Bizarro MPU someone is wondering why Time Machine never indexes NAS