How to configure Spotlight to store historical data?
The "History Options" window contains an "Options" bar on the left, and a page of options on the right whose contents depend on the category currently chosen in the "Options" bar.
1. Use the "Where to store history page" to choose the database repository where you want to store the information gained via Spotlight's history feature. It contains the following controls:
a. Select the repository...
b. Select an option to save snapshot information to the corresponding database repository. Currently, the only available option is:
"Lightweight XML repository".Choose this option to store snapshot data as a set of Spotlight-generated XML files.
2. Options... button
Click this button to choose the "Save" options available for the option chosen in the "Select the repository..." control. The options are displayed in the pages of a separate repository options window:
Repository location, which allows you to specify:
a. A repository path. (Where to save the data.)
b. Whether to compress snapshot files.
c. Repository limits, which allows you to specify:
d. The maximum disk space to use (in megabytes).
e. The maximum duration of history to store (hours/days/weeks/months).