Time Machine Backup Interval

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  1. fterh macrumors member

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    In /System/Library/LaunchDaemons/com.apple.backupd-auto.plist I have changed 3600 to 86400 (24 hours). However, right now, in Time Machine preferences, it says:

    Latest Backup: 8:02 AM.
    Next Backup: 9:43 AM.

    And here's the really weird thing. 5 minutes ago the Next Backup was like 10+am. It just changed to 9:43 AM.
     
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  3. fterh thread starter macrumors member

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    As far as possible I like to avoid installing unnecessary software :(

    But that said, I've installed Time Machine Scheduler to try.
     
  4. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    Works like a charm for me
     
  5. fterh thread starter macrumors member

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    Alright, hope it does for me as well. :D

    But any idea why editing com.apple.backupd.plist doesn't work? Or is it just that the changes won't be reflected in TM Preferences?
     
  6. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    Sorry... no idea on that
    I just know I prefer this solution to mucking around myself
     
  7. fterh thread starter macrumors member

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    Alright. Another thing though. In TimeMachineScheduler backup interval is set to 12 hours. According to TM my last backup was Yesterday at 7:36 PM. It's now 9:00 PM today. Clearly 12 hours has long passed.

    So how come no backup was performed? If my computer happens to be switched off, then it will just skip the backup?
     

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