Remove old TimeMachine Backups

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

  1. pelle.jansen macrumors newbie

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    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?

    Regards,
     
  2. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    Partition your drive and only assign TM the amount of space you want.
     
  3. pelle.jansen thread starter macrumors newbie

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    @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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