scheduling time machine

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Littleboo, Jun 30, 2009.

  1. Littleboo macrumors regular

    Jul 23, 2008
    I want to only run time machine at night. it slows down my computer when I'm working. Is there a way to do this?
  2. gotenks05 macrumors member

    Jan 1, 2009
    JediMeister definitely has a good link to help you, but I suggest using rsync, the manual page for it will help you get what you want. All you need to do is create a shellscript, which is just a file with lists of commands and the option alongside each command and make it executable via this

    chmod +x <shellscriptname>.sh
    then use iCal to schedule it for you. The best part is that you don't need to download a thing because rsync is pre-installed on your Mac. If you go the rsync route though, keep in mind that you need to refer it to "/" in the terminal, since that is the main directory of the computer itself.
  3. Littleboo thread starter macrumors regular

    Jul 23, 2008
    I installed this program. Set it so it won't go off between 7 and 5pm but it went off anyways. In order to apply this I had to click one of the options. What I chose was Scheduler: Installed and loaded. what did I do wrong?

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