change time machine settings?

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  1. JosephEsquivel macrumors regular

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    anyway to set it to update once a day instead of every freakin hour?
     
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  3. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    Note: These changes aren't reflected in the GUI.
     
  4. JosephEsquivel thread starter macrumors regular

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    om im trying to change the seconds between backups, and ive set it so i can read and wrie the file myself, but its still not letting me change it
     
  5. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    I didn't have any problems modifying the file using vi.
     
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  7. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    If you're not comfortable using the terminal I don't suggest modifying the file.
     
  8. JosephEsquivel thread starter macrumors regular

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    if you tell me how ill use it, all else fails ill just use time machine to get it back
     
  9. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    sudo vi /System/Library/LaunchDaemons/com.apple.backupd-auto.plist

    You can then edit the file directly there.

    Lingon works as well.
     
  10. JosephEsquivel thread starter macrumors regular

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    sorry but im a noob and i dont know what that means, but i want to learn
     
  11. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    Just use Lingon. It provides a GUI interface to modifying system daemons.
     
  12. JosephEsquivel thread starter macrumors regular

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    thanx much, ill give it a try
     
  13. CallsignBaron macrumors member

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    Hazard Warning!!!

    :eek: If you are a "noob" as you say it is highly recommended that you avoid editing system files. That's the disclaimer, if you screw the pooch remember you were warned. :D
     

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