Remove old TimeMachine Backups

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by pelle.jansen, Apr 9, 2011.

  1. pelle.jansen macrumors newbie

    Apr 9, 2011
    Hi all,

    I have a 2 TB NAS used for media storage and TimeMachine backup of my iMac and MacBook Air. Now the problem is that the way TimeMachine works is that it keeps a backup a month until the drive is full. But I also want to keep other files on it and don't want it to be entirely a backup disk. So my question is: can you set up time machine to delete backups older than say 5 months. I never have to go that far back and it will stop the endless loop-filling of my drive. Is there a setting, tweak, terminal command, program or anything for this?

  2. miles01110 macrumors Core


    Jul 24, 2006
    The Ivory Tower (I'm not coming down)
    Partition your drive and only assign TM the amount of space you want.
  3. pelle.jansen thread starter macrumors newbie

    Apr 9, 2011
    @miles01110: My NAS doesn't support drive partitioning. I can only make a new folder that uses all of the hard drive. Searched everywhere but couldnt find anything.

    PS: my NAS is a Buffalo LinkStation Live LS-CHL 2TB.

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