Stopping Time Machine Notifications?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by HappyDude20, Sep 28, 2009.

  1. HappyDude20 macrumors 68020

    HappyDude20

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    I get a pop up notification from Time Machine like every 10 days telling me I haven't updated.

    Truth is i'd love to update but my external 160GB is full from all the previous Time Machine backups that it currently says I can't back up until I delete stuff from my external Time Machine.

    (Unless there's a solution to what I just mentioned...) ...I'd love to backup with Time Machine only once a month; currently what i'm doing is erasing my external 160GB HD using Disk Utility and will then backup using Time Machine, but only plan on doing so once a month...so how woud I be able to stop those Time Machine notifications allowing me to backup at my leisure without a pop-up hassling me?

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  2. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

    GoCubsGo

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    Turn off time machine. Backups from previous times saved, notifications gone.
     
  3. HappyDude20 thread starter macrumors 68020

    HappyDude20

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    wow, i feel pretty stupid now. .. . I tried messing with the preferances and all I needed to do was click the on/off switch.

    Thanks!
     
  4. Kirkafur macrumors member

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  5. pumany macrumors newbie

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    What if you want to change the frequency of the notifications, without actually turning Time Machine off?
     
  6. Pagemakers macrumors 68020

    Pagemakers

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    I have this problem too.

    I backup to 2 different drives from the same machine. 1 drive is permanently connected and I manually connect the other drive monthly for additional off-site backups. However since this 2nd drive is only connected monthly Time Machine keeps reminding that it hasn't backed up to that drive for X days.

    I'd love to be able to turn that off.
     

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