Use of TimeMachine and Drobo

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

  1. rafacq macrumors newbie

    Nov 17, 2007
    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

    Jul 23, 2008
    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 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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