Time Machine/Capsule - Hourly Backups

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by woolyback, Oct 11, 2008.

  1. woolyback macrumors regular

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    Basically, is it possible to switch this off and only have daily or weekly backup done ?

    I really don't need a back-up making every hour and it's starting to really irritate me when the capsule spins up (currently in the lounge next to TV due to cable restrictions).

    Thanks...
     
  2. gusious macrumors 65816

    gusious

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    You can remove the icon from the menu bar. From prefs.
     
  3. DoFoT9 macrumors P6

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    just do manual backups, thats all i do. its much easier for me personally..
     
  4. Macman756 macrumors 6502a

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    Can you do a manual back up with TIme Capsule? If you can, then thats what I'm doing!
     
  5. DoFoT9 macrumors P6

    DoFoT9

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    hahahaha of course you can!!!

    my method goes like this:
    1. open system prefs, go to time machine and turn OFF time machine.
    2. while still in the system prefs hit the button "Show Time machine Status in the menu bar".
    3. go up to the menu bar, find time machine and go "Back Up Now".

    thats it!! your done!!

    if you dont want time machine in the menu bar, you can get rid of it by unticking it in the system prefs, then open up a finder window, right click on your MacHD on the left hand side menu bar thing and go "Back up". (this option seems to have dissapeared on my computer i hope its there on yours!)
     
  6. og1 macrumors regular

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    or download timemachine editor app. lets you schedule it whenever you want.
     
  7. oldhifi macrumors 6502a

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    yes I use it, nice app
     

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