Customizing Time Machine

Discussion in 'macOS' started by ParanoidRobot18, Nov 25, 2007.

  1. ParanoidRobot18 macrumors newbie

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    I want to be able to tell Time Machine backup at certain times in the day because my External drive is louder than my iMac. Is this even possible?

    Thanks
     
  2. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    No. It backs up every hour as long as the drive is connected. You can however only connect the drive when you want to back up, but this is dependent on you to keep ejecting and mounting the drive.
     
  3. unity macrumors 6502a

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    Maybe you can velcro that thing under the desk? Thats what I did. Much quieter hidden away :)
     
  4. BobZune macrumors 6502a

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  5. THX1139 macrumors 68000

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    The default settings are to back up every hour, but those settings can be customized if you know how to use terminal, or have access to the Launchd config files. If you use lingon (link provided in post above), you can do this with a graphic interface. I set mine to backup once per 24 hours. So far, it's not backing up every 24 hours... more like every 12 hours. I might just go with the manual backup option. Turn off TM and then initiate a manual backup from the dock whenever I feel it's needed.
     

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