Time Machine Question

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  1. ravikc Guest

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    hey guys ...i have a macbook pro that I was about to enable time machine on..my question is simple..how exactly does it work considering that the drive will not be connected 90% of the time?

    I have a macpro that I have time machine on and I have used time machine editor to do daily backups rather than hourly...I wanted to know ..if on the laptop will it just backup when i plug it in...or do i need to disable time machine when its not plugged in so its not eating up resources attempting to backup?

    appreciate the help..
     
  2. EricNau Moderator emeritus

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    It will only attempt to backup with the Time Machine drive is attached.
     
  3. thejadedmonkey macrumors 604

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    Just curious, why did you change it to do daily instead of hourly?
     
  4. kfordham281 macrumors 6502

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    Just plug the drive in when you need to back up. Then you don't even need to use the Time Machine Editor. I only plug my drive in a few times a week to do my backups.
     
  5. ravikc thread starter Guest

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    honestly i thought it was just overkill - i dont need hourly backups at all..honestly i can probably get away with weekly backups..i also got annoyed at hearing my external every hour spinning...now i have it set to do one daily backup at 3am when im asleep - no worries..have had it running like this for a few months now
     
  6. ravikc thread starter Guest

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    okay great - thanks
     

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