Unable to change schedule of Time Machine Back Ups?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Illuminated, Aug 29, 2009.

  1. Illuminated macrumors 6502a

    Illuminated

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    I just got a new external hard drive (500 gigs), and already backed up my mac once. Now it does it every hour. But I want it to back up like once a day, not 24 times a day. How do I change the back up schedule?
     
  2. iVeBeenDrinkin' macrumors 65816

    iVeBeenDrinkin'

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    If it backs up every hour, it will only have an hours worth of info to archive, if it backs up every 24 hours, it will have 24 hours of info to archive... just leave it alone, and let it do it's thing.
     
  3. Illuminated thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Illuminated

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    This is true. Will it back up if I put my computer to sleep? (yes it's a stupid question, but I never used Time Machine before)
     
  4. ian.maffett macrumors 6502

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    No, it won't back up when you put your computer to sleep. Additionally, there are no settings that you can change as for frequency of backups - Apple has built a specific system that builds upon itself by using different backup methods throughout.
     

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