Western Digital crapware

sudo launchctl unload -w /Library/LaunchDaemons/com.wdc.WDDMservice.plist
sudo launchctl unload -w /Library/LaunchDaemons/com.WesternDigital.WDSmartWareD.plist

System Software Notes Utilities Notes

Things Time Machine Doesn't Backup

cat /System/Library/CoreServices/backupd.bundle/Contents/Resources/StdExclusions.plist

System Software Notes

Time Machine – Default Exclusions

The following describes what is not backed up by Time Machine, how to get a list of files that are excluded, and a reminder that you need to keep track of those paths that you have excluded via the Time Machine interface.

The list of paths, and the magic command came from Mac OSX Hints.