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TimeMachineEditor lets you change the one-hour interval of Time Machine backups. You can change the interval or decide to make daily, weekly and monthly backups.

TimeMachineEditor does not modify existing system files at all. Instead it handles its own scheduling to trigger Time Machine backups when you want them to occur.

What's New

Version 4.0.1:
  • Better performance and fixes
  • Improved Japanese localization

Requirements

  • OS X 10.7 or later

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ahmedk4408 Member IconReview+0
ahmedk4408
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very simple and easy
and make what i want from it

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Version 4.0.1
Steeps Patrick Member IconReview+114
Steeps Patrick
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Awesome! Must have for every TimeMachine user.

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Version 4.0.1
 Member IconReview+0
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This is awesome ! Really, why didn't Apple include this by default?

When you use Timemachine this is a MUST have.

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Version 4.0.1
Paulg6 Member IconReview+2
Paulg6
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Fantastic app, should be written into OS X. I can't believe it's free. A very big Thank You to those involved in it's creation.

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Version 4.0
Aargl Member IconReview+354
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Well, it's a great app if you don't have external disks connected when it starts backing-up...
Every time this happens, it cancels all my back-ups trying to make space for backing-up everything — I suppose, as it displays an "insufficient space" message asking for 60Gb more when I've only selected my Home folder in TC's prefs...
I've also put my external disks in TC's exclude list but it doesn't seem to take it in account!
Note that, being on 10.6.8, I'm reviewing version 2.5.3, perhaps this behaviour has been cured in some recent version but I can't tell.

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Version 3.0.3
Aargl
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N.B.: I wrote TC instead of TM for Time Machine... ;-)
Well, actually, I don't know what really happen, but it could also be a problem related to TM itself and not to this app... :-/

Aargl
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I confirm it's an issue with Time Machine, not any third party software! I had it once again: at a certain point, TM decides there's not enough space and wipes out all former backups! Then it's impossible to do any other backup and I have to clear the whole partition and start over with a new backup... :-(
I found nothing in the Console to identify the cause.
I've excluded as much folders as possible from the backup, but it seems to happen again after one month or so.
Does anyone have the same issue? Any idea?
Thanks! :-)

Aargl
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I found this: http://pondini.org/TM/C18.html
If it may help somebody having the same issues. ;-)

kaspersoerensen Member IconReview+1
kaspersoerensen
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Well. It works fine, as long as you are on the network with your TC or have your external HDD connected. Other then that, you will get an error dialog, telling you that your TM is not connected. That's very annoying!

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Version 3.0.3
Winstonsmith Member IconReview+11
Winstonsmith
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I've been using this for a number of years without any problems. The application is functional, easy to understand, no bells, no whistles. It's stable, it's free.

It's a shame the geniuses at Apple have yet to figure out how to include this (very important) functionality. Too busy counting their money I guess.

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Version 3.0.3
Tozzo Member IconComment+8
Tozzo
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Has anyone else experienced where this app will perform the scheduled backup, and then like 20 minutes later perform the same backup? I have it set for once per day, and sometimes it will do it twice for some reason....

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Version 3.0.2
Stormchild Member IconReview+387
Stormchild
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Fantastic app. Great implementation. No system files or settings are modified; instead, it starts Time Machine backups manually whenever you want, with rules that are simple but flexible. It doesn't even have a background "helper" process; it just adds a file to /Library/LaunchDaemons that trigger the backups (the right way to do it).

My new MacBook Air (mid 2012) is the first Mac I've ever had that can actually back up hourly without noticeably slowing down; for all my older machines, this is an essential tool for maintaining optimal performance.

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Version 3.0.1
sjk
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Thanks for the summary of how this app works and your usage of it.

Sonnendeck Member IconReview+36
Sonnendeck
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Thank you very much for updating! TimeMachineEditor is such a big help for the use of Time Machine. Can't live without it!

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Version 3.0
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Version 3.0.3
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mvcontact
Version 3.0.3
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Version 3.0.3
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Gianky
Version 3.0.3
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Josart
Version 3.0.2
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Version 3.0.2
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Dochoz
Version 3.0
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Version 2.5.3
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Version 2.5.3
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Downloads 188,340
Version Downloads 2,453
Type Utilities / Backup
License Free
Date 11 Jul 2014
Platform Intel 64 / OS X
Price Free
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