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TimeMachineScheduler disables the automatic backup function of Time Machine and installs its own launchd agent. As the agent is located in the main library, the administrator password is required for all (writing) operations. Except disabling Time Machine no further system files and preferences will be touched by TimeMachineScheduler.

There are (still) some access privileges problems in OS X 10.5, if the operation system has been updated, migrated or installed with the archive & install option. TimeMachineScheduler takes care of all files and sets owner, group and the privileges to the proper default value.

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What's New

Version 4.0b8:
  • A local volume with automount enabled will be unmounted at a reliable point in time to avoid thinning backups error.
  • The outhook script is run at the same time.
  • A new state is added for the outhook script in case the backup is cancelled by the user.
  • If the localized disk image volume name in Time Machine preferences is not defined the default name Time Machine Backups is used.

Requirements

  • OS X 10.7 or later

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Eric-Woehler Member IconReview+417
Eric-Woehler
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Approached dev and he has been remarkable in assisting with my troubleshooting efforts - identified out of date Adobe utility and some legacy SIMBL files that prevented TMS from running.
Installed and all working fine - can recommend this app if you want to tweak your TM schedule. Worth a trial run!

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Version 4.0b8
Eric-Woehler Member IconReview+417
Eric-Woehler
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Doesn't seem to be working under Mavericks. Under 10.8 it was a Preference Pane, now an app. It does't automatically kick in after restart - I have set interval to 2h and nothing has happened after 3 days.
Dev - Do I have to add this to my list of login items to see my TM backups run every 2h as I would like, or is there something missing?

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Version 4.0b5
Martyskinner
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I had similar issues, even with beta 6. I got in touch with the developer and within hours had a test build that completely resolved my issues.

So if you are seeing "no volume" like I was, I think you'll like the upcoming build after beta 6. :) And if it still isn't working for you then please reach out to the developer (many of them do not watch for comments/reviews in MacUpdate).

Fotodivr Member IconComment+72
Fotodivr
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I installed TMS when I was using Mountain Lion. Worked great. Now with Mavericks, if I put my MBP to sleep, while the Mac is asleep, my Time Machine external drive ejects. To get it to show up again, I have to fix permissions (with the Command-R restart) and then hope for the best because it doesn't always work.

However, when I uninstalled TMS, all is good again - except I can't schedule back-ups anymore. :( Not happy camper.

I really like this application. Normally it works as advertised. Was hoping I would see a fix.

Any suggestions?

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Version 4.0b5
RONIN427 Member IconReview+10
RONIN427
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I do not know, I'm doing something wrong or TimeMachineScheduler makes copies in addition to copies of TM?? O_o

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Version 4.0b4
RONIN427
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I'm dumb, I forgot to turn off the TM. (^ ____ ^)

Aargl Member IconComment+352
Aargl
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I'm trying it on 10.6.8: simply no way to make it work... :-(
(I've waited 2 days with all checked and installed: no backup at all)
I must say that not having used Time Machine before, I'm not used with its strange behaviours... (it's backing up whenever I wake the computer up, even if it's been backed up 5 minutes ago...)
I haven't found a way to tame it.

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Version 3.1.4
Aargl
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I'm trying TimeMachineEditor now and it seems to work. And no backup at wake-up! :-)

Yolo Member IconReview+1
Yolo
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Installed as instructed, did not launch any backups per set schedule. Running on Lion 10.7.4. Any ideas?

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Version 3.1.3
Macahi Member IconReview+3
Macahi
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So far this seem to be almost exactly what I'm looking for.

The one missing piece for me is the ability to set schedule by days of the week.

For instance, I don't want the backups to run between 6am - 3pm Mon - Fri because that's when I'm working and require full system resources.
Outside of those hours, for the most part, it can back up anytime it needs to.

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Version 3.1.3
Macahi
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I've realized it's missing another thing, a simple way to turn it off. When I travel, I don't want it to attempt backups.

Yes, I suppose I can set the 'network connection limited to' some bogus setting, but that's not really the same thing.

Wait, is this what Load and Unload do? If so, that's not intuitive.

Pripyat Member IconReview+264
Pripyat
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On 10.7.3, it never makes a backup. Doesn't work.

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Version 3.1.3
Hanspoot Member IconReview+14
Hanspoot
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Works as advertised, also on 10.7.2. You have to 'disable' TimMachine but after that its greyed out clock in the menubar shows the results correctly. 4 star for stability is only given for the 'unsecure' look/feel in the menubar.

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Version 3.1.1
TAOGde Member IconReview+2
TAOGde
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Easy to setup, but it does not work here. Lion with 10.7.2 it makes no backup.
wrote to the dev. and hope he will fix that.

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Version 3.1
Bdkennedy1
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It doesn't work and you gave it 4 stars?

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Eat_A_Peach
Version 4.0b8
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Maco
Version 4.0b6
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RONIN427
Version 4.0b2
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Okami
Version 3.1.4
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Mr.Poon
Version 3.1.1
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Indio
Version 3.0.2
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Downloads 35,725
Version Downloads 1,757
Type Utilities / System
License Free
Date 22 Dec 2013
Platform Intel 64 / OS X
Price Free
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