Only run Time Machine when at home

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by kinesin, Feb 20, 2011.

  1. kinesin macrumors regular

    Jun 10, 2006
    Hi, Is there anyway to automatically stop Time Machine running if not on your home network or connected to a VPN? I use a Time Capsule so it's only available when I'm at home, at the moment I get a error every hour about not been able to find the disk if I'm away.

    A brief google finds LocationX & Marco polo that might be able to do something clever, however both are very old without updates. Anyone doing something similar? (applescript?)
  2. Eclipse278 macrumors regular

    Jan 21, 2007
    I just set mine to run once a day, not every hour. I use a program called TimeMachineEditor, but you can also do it the hard way.
  3. marecej macrumors newbie

    Feb 20, 2011
    i'm backing up on an external drive at home too
    you can tell it not to show the error message and you are done, it works good for me, backs up only at home and doesnt bother me when away
  4. QuarterSwede macrumors G3


    Oct 1, 2005
    Colorado Springs, CO
    That's what I do. It'll still warn you if you haven't backed up in 10 days but that's it.

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