TimeMachineEditor
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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 3.1:
  • Minor changes for better OS X 10.9 compatibility.
Requirements
  • Intel, 64-bit processor
  • OS X 10.7 or later



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TimeMachineEditor User Discussion (Write a Review)
ver. 3.x:
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+50

Aargl reviewed on 03 Nov 2013
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.
[Version 3.0.3]

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Aargl replied on 03 Nov 2013
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... :-/
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kaspersoerensen reviewed on 13 Jun 2013
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!
[Version 3.0.3]


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+1

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Winstonsmith reviewed on 22 May 2013
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.
[Version 3.0.3]


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+7

+176

Stormchild reviewed on 11 Nov 2012
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.
[Version 3.0.1]

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sjk replied on 08 Dec 2012
Thanks for the summary of how this app works and your usage of it.
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Sonnendeck reviewed on 24 Sep 2012
Thank you very much for updating! TimeMachineEditor is such a big help for the use of Time Machine. Can't live without it!
[Version 3.0]


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Sw_tester reviewed on 02 Aug 2012
After activating this software I forgot about it.
Then I started gettting dialogs that the backup was not available when the drive was not connected. Searching for the solution to the problem I found suggestions to repair the drive or sparsebundle. After trying many things I tried one method that damaged my backup. So I turned off time machine, but kept getting the dialog.
Finally figured out it was TimeMachineEditor.
Their scheduler does not look to see if the drive is on or if time machine is on like TIme Machines built in scheduler does, it just keeps trying to backup. Thanks for wasting my time!
[Version 2.5.3]


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Kzx72 commented on 10 Jun 2012
A nice feature would be to be able to do a time machine backup upon logging into OS X. Have TME run in the background and perform an automatic backup immediately upon starting up the OS. This would prevent missed calendar interval backups if the computer isn't turned on at the scheduled backup hour.
[Version 2.5.3]


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+65

Islandmacman reviewed on 15 Feb 2012
A great application to have - easy and neat way to manually configure your backups. AWESOME!
[Version 2.5.3]


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nrota reviewed on 26 Oct 2011
I downloaded time machine editor and set it up but I can't find the app. It isn't in Applications or Utilities only in the dmg file. How do I open it after ejecting the dmg file?
[Version 2.5.3]

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Tim27 replied on 22 Jan 2012
If you don't know how to move an application from a DMG to your hard drive, you definitely should not be screwing around with your Time Machine prefs.
Drag the app from the DMG to your applications folder.
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+18
Geopick replied on 23 May 2012
Use Spotlight or Find to look for "timemachineeditor".
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+13

Johnnyr reviewed on 21 Oct 2011
I can't seem to get this to work at all. I want my Time Machine to make a backup every 4th hour, but Time Machine still create a backup every 30-60 min.

I have tried different settings and intervals but Time Machine just ignores it.
[Version 2.5.3]


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Tozzo had trouble on 24 Dec 2012
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....
[Version 3.0.2]


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Ycnan had trouble on 22 Oct 2010
I simply can't get it to work. Time Machine is already off, but the program keeps asking me to turn it off. Won't hold changes, because it keeps bugging me with the same "please turn off Time Machine".
[Version 2.5.3]



Jacklarm rated on 07 Oct 2013

[Version 3.0.3]



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dsimer rated on 10 Sep 2013

[Version 3.0.3]



katlinquinn rated on 28 Aug 2013

[Version 3.0.3]



mvcontact rated on 20 May 2013

[Version 3.0.3]



+45

Antoinesynopsis rated on 05 May 2013

[Version 3.0.3]



Gianky rated on 15 Apr 2013

[Version 3.0.3]



+1

Josart rated on 04 Apr 2013

[Version 3.0.2]



+49

DJSquint rated on 08 Dec 2012

[Version 3.0.2]



+9

Dochoz rated on 24 Sep 2012

[Version 3.0]



+12

Gilles rated on 24 Sep 2012

[Version 3.0]


Downloads:173,838
Version Downloads:8,471
Type:Utilities : Backup
License:Free
Date:01 Mar 2014
Platform:Intel 64 / OS X
Price:Free0.00
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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.


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