Time Machine Question

Discussion in 'macOS' started by w8ing4intelmacs, Mar 17, 2008.

  1. w8ing4intelmacs macrumors 6502a

    Feb 22, 2006
    East Coast, US
    Is there a way to change the frequency of Time Machine Backups? Hourly is too frequent for my needs. I guess I'm wondering if the hourly spin-up spin down is going to reduce the lifespan of my external drive.

    I have a Time Machine external drive hooked directly to my Mac Mini via FireWire, with my MacBook saving Time Machine backups via the wireless network. The Mini is entire a media server with relatively infrequent changes that need to be backed up. It's convenient to not have to think about backing up the Mini, but hourly seems like overkill.
  2. iPhil macrumors 68040


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