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Time Machine a bit aggressive?
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sek929
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Dec 27, 2017, 06:19 PM
 
This is sort of continuing on from this thread.

I now have a shiny 4TB External. I made two partitions, one smaller for exclusive Time Machine use.

Time machine now wants to back up every hour?. I get how this could be useful if your workflow and/or business relied on constantly creating new data and needing to back it up, but I basically expected to have options for a weekly backup late at night when I won't be using the computer. To my surprise the Time Machine pref panel has what amounts to two options...turn on the automatic backups you have no say when they will occur, or do it manually which kind of defeats the purpose of using time machine.

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Dec 27, 2017, 07:48 PM
 
It always did this afaik. Its why I turned it off and backup manually but irregularly
     
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Dec 27, 2017, 09:20 PM
 
You can use TimeMachineEditor to adjust the backup interval.
     
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Dec 27, 2017, 11:12 PM
 
Originally Posted by reader50 View Post
You can use TimeMachineEditor to adjust the backup interval.
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Dec 28, 2017, 08:35 AM
 
That does exactly what I want, sweeeeet

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Dec 29, 2017, 02:37 PM
 
Time Machine has done hourly backups since its inception a decade ago.
     
   
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