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TimeMachineScheduler
TimeMachineScheduler
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TimeMachineScheduler

Set Time Machine interval (beta).

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TimeMachineScheduler overview

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.

You can install and uninstall the agent as well as only load and unload it to disable making backups temporarily. The interval can be set between 1 and 12 hours, and the agent can be set to run additionally at load, which means also at startup and login. You can press a button to run a backup immediately. The status of the scheduler will be displayed.

Known problems:
  • As TimeMachineScheduler works independent from the Time Machine Preferences, some information might be displayed wrong in the Preference Pane of Time Machine.
  • It could happen, that the backup volume cannot be unmounted (using the automount feature). This occurs also, if the application of TimeMachineScheduler is running. However the daemon is not affected.

What’s new in version 4.0b8

Updated on Dec 22 2013

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.
View older TimeMachineScheduler updates

Information

License

Free

Size

6.2 MB

Downloads

42508

App requirements

  • Intel 64
  • Mac OS X 10.7.0 or later
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Gog4
Gog4
May 27 2021
4.0b8
1.0
May 27 2021
1.0
Version: 4.0b8
RIP
Gog4
Gog4
May 20 2020
4.0b8
1.0
May 20 2020
1.0
Version: 4.0b8
The beauty of this app is that it can mount and unmount the disk after it is done. It can also make it invisible while is mounted! Thank you so much for adding these features!
Gog4
Gog4
May 12 2020
4.0b8
1.0
May 12 2020
1.0
Version: 4.0b8
Any plans for updates on this app?
TurdFerguson82
TurdFerguson82
Feb 18 2020
4.0b8
0.0
Feb 18 2020
0.0
Version: 4.0b8
I used to absolutely LOVE this app, but ever since I did a clean install of Catalina, I am no longer able to get the app to load without an error. Until the app has been updated, it is useless (at least for Catalina macOS
GeogProf
GeogProf
Apr 29 2017
4.0b8
0.0
Apr 29 2017
0.0
Version: 4.0b8
Does this work in macOS 10.12.4 Sierra? According to this page, it hasn’t been updated in 3½ years, while Time Machine, Console and other Time Machine affiliated apps have changed substantially.
Tomq
Tomq
Jan 16 2016
4.0b8
0.0
Jan 16 2016
0.0
Version: 4.0b8
Help! TMS does not update my new hard drive names. Time Machine did. I tried App Delete, clearing caches, reinstalling, but nothing works yet. TMS keeps showing the old hard drive names. Any help? Thanks, Tom
Eric•Woehler
Eric•Woehler
Jan 12 2014
4.0b8
4.0
Jan 12 2014
4.0
Version: 4.0b8
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!
Eric•Woehler
Eric•Woehler
Nov 13 2013
4.0b5
4.0
Nov 13 2013
4.0
Version: 4.0b5
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?
Fotodivr
Fotodivr
Nov 11 2013
4.0b5
0.0
Nov 11 2013
0.0
Version: 4.0b5
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?
Andrew8042
Andrew8042
Nov 11 2013
4.0b4
5.0
Nov 11 2013
5.0
Version: 4.0b4
I do not know, I'm doing something wrong or TimeMachineScheduler makes copies in addition to copies of TM?? O_o
Aargl
Aargl
Aug 9 2013
3.1.4
0.0
Aug 9 2013
0.0
Version: 3.1.4
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.
Yolo
Yolo
Jun 23 2012
3.1.3
1.0
Jun 23 2012
1.0
Version: 3.1.3
Installed as instructed, did not launch any backups per set schedule. Running on Lion 10.7.4. Any ideas?
Macahi
Macahi
Jun 22 2012
3.1.3
4.0
Jun 22 2012
4.0
Version: 3.1.3
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.
Pripyat
Pripyat
Apr 21 2012
3.1.3
0.5
Apr 21 2012
0.5
Version: 3.1.3
On 10.7.3, it never makes a backup. Doesn't work.
Hanspoot
Hanspoot
Nov 13 2011
3.1.1
5.0
Nov 13 2011
5.0
Version: 3.1.1
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.
TAOGde
TAOGde
Nov 12 2011
3.1
4.0
Nov 12 2011
4.0
Version: 3.1
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.
Johnny-T-Dane
Johnny-T-Dane
Nov 11 2011
3.1
0.5
Nov 11 2011
0.5
Version: 3.1
Did not work for me on Lion - it never makes a backup.. TimeMachinEditor works perfect so I stay with that.
Tipp-Flo
Tipp-Flo
Dec 2 2010
3.0.2
4.0
Dec 2 2010
4.0
Version: 3.0.2
Works fine here in the intervalls I determine, Version 3.0.2 in 10.6.5
Zx81
Zx81
Oct 31 2010
3.0.1
0.0
Oct 31 2010
0.0
Version: 3.0.1
Why does a Newsgroups/Usenet reader appear as an alternative app?
us31994
us31994
Oct 31 2010
3.0.1
0.0
Oct 31 2010
0.0
Version: 3.0.1
Reboot the MAC is ok
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