Use of TimeMachine and Drobo

Discussion in 'macOS' started by rafacq, Aug 26, 2008.

  1. rafacq macrumors newbie

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    Nov 17, 2007
    #1
    I have another quick one on TimeMachine...

    Can I limit how far back TimeMachine will back up? i am not interested in having a zillion versions of a file, just the last 2 maybe 3. Is there a way to limit how far back TimeMachine will go?

    I just got my Drobo today, and since the Drobo provides redundancy, will using TimeMachine eat up the Drobo with old versions?


    Thanks in avance...
     
  2. tloverro macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Jul 23, 2008
    #2
    Two Options

    You've got two options:

    1) Create a partition which is of a particular size specifically dedicated to TimeMachine.

    2) Use a simple Automator script that tells TimeMachine (via Terminal commands) to limit the total size to a particular size. We have a community created Beta version of this script we'll be posting to DroboSpace.com/developers in the next couple of weeks. If you can wait until then, this is a great option. I am currently using it.
     

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