Time Machine Buddy
Time Machine Buddy
1.08

2.8

Time Machine Buddy free download for Mac

Time Machine Buddy

1.08
08 February 2014

Widget organizes and displays Time Machine logs.

Overview

Time Machine Buddy organises and displays the systems logs generated by Apple's Time Machine Backup feature found in Mac OS X Leopard. With this widget you will be able to quickly tell what is happening behind the scenes for the backup in progress or any previous backups.

What's new in Time Machine Buddy

Version 1.08:
  • OS X 10.9 Mavericks support

7 Time Machine Buddy Reviews

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Dana-Sutton
21 August 2008

Most helpful

Developer's site says "The widget will poll the system logs for backups every 15 minutes. If a backup is active it will poll every 5 seconds until completed. If the Dashboard is closed all polling is stopped. You can manually trigger a refresh by mouse clicking the refresh button." In the first place, this means that the usefulness of this widget is very limited: it won't log the operation of Time Machine in the background, which is after all what Time Machine is all about. In the second place, when I do bring up the Dashboard layer and click the refresh button absolutely nothing happens. So instead of being largely useless, this widget is totally useless. If the developer will post a version that works as advertised, I'll be glad to try it. If he will post a version that works alongside Time Machine in the background and logs all its activity (probably with a Clear Log option to keep things from getting ridiculous), then he will have done us all a big favor. But this version isn't it.
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Version 1.0
mele113
23 September 2016
Worked very well reading console back-up log entries until OS Sierra and its' newly fashioned Console application, leaving the widget empty... works from 10.6.8-10.11.5 Operating Systems
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Version 1.08
1 answer(s)
MaurizioL
MaurizioL
12 October 2016
Confirmed; doesn't work with macOS Sierra. Contacted support, no reply after one week.
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bbw7
11 January 2013
MU link doesn't work; however, the developer's does, and the latest version is 1.07 -- support for 10.8
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Version 1.06
2 answer(s)
Regular-Warren
Regular-Warren
11 January 2013
Updated. Thanks!
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Cortig
Cortig
11 January 2013
and it works great (though it doesn't appear to be signed for Gatekeeper).
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Niku1000
08 July 2012
It doesn't do what I expected, and I'll probably never use it again, BUT in installing it I found that my Time Machine hadn't been loading since March. That was good enough for me.
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Version 1.06
Satcomer
07 September 2009
On this website it says it is version 1.03. If you go to the web site it says it should be 1.04 but on the web site once you download the widget it says it is version 1.02. So the developer needs to fix this as soon as possible.
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Version 1.03
Higherterrain
31 August 2009
Version on Time Machine Buddy website is 1.04
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Version 1.03
2 answer(s)
Wanderer
Wanderer
31 August 2009
But it still downloads 1.03 which is not working with Snow Leopard :-(
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Version 1.03
Higherterrain
Higherterrain
31 August 2009
I installed it and is working fine on mine and I installed SL on Sat. I know for a fact that in earlier versions that a permissions problem cropped up and mine would'nt work and I spent countless hours trying to get it to work after suggestions from the author but to no avail, so I quit using it until recently and when I did it worked with out any input from myself.
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Version 1.03
davinder-khabra
07 August 2009
The widget didn't produce any output. It probably only works with administrator privileges.
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Version 1.02
Dana-Sutton
21 August 2008
Developer's site says "The widget will poll the system logs for backups every 15 minutes. If a backup is active it will poll every 5 seconds until completed. If the Dashboard is closed all polling is stopped. You can manually trigger a refresh by mouse clicking the refresh button." In the first place, this means that the usefulness of this widget is very limited: it won't log the operation of Time Machine in the background, which is after all what Time Machine is all about. In the second place, when I do bring up the Dashboard layer and click the refresh button absolutely nothing happens. So instead of being largely useless, this widget is totally useless. If the developer will post a version that works as advertised, I'll be glad to try it. If he will post a version that works alongside Time Machine in the background and logs all its activity (probably with a Clear Log option to keep things from getting ridiculous), then he will have done us all a big favor. But this version isn't it.
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Version 1.0
7 answer(s)
Tate-Jones
Tate-Jones
21 August 2008
This widget simple extracts the backupd output from the system log. If does exactly as advertised. As the TM runs (backupd process) is outputs its activity to the system.log. When the dashboard is displayed the widget will obtain and display the current logs contained for the current (active) or previous backup. There is no need for it to run constantly in the background as it will immediately parse the system.log once the widget is displayed. The purpose of this widget was to make it easier to view the system.log file for TM activity. The alternative is to open the console and filter all lines containing backupd.
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Version 1.0
Dana-Sutton
Dana-Sutton
21 August 2008
Sorry, but I've had TM Buddy installed for about 8 hours, When I have it displayed, the message box remains blank, it simply isn't loading information. I click the Refresh icon, nothing happens. So far,anyway, it is remaining stubbornly and completely inert. How can I get it to come to life. Reload it? Reboot?
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Version 1.0
Tate-Jones
Tate-Jones
21 August 2008
Open a 'Terminal' and execute the following line. grep backupd /var/log/system.log > ~/Desktop/backup.log Does the backup.log file contain any data?
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Version 1.0
Dana-Sutton
Dana-Sutton
21 August 2008
No, nothing happens (although my Time Machine otherwise works quite well). If you want to continue this discussion, maybe it's better to do so by e-mail and not bore the lurkers. E-mail: danasutton@mac.com.
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Version 1.0
tmo1138
tmo1138
25 August 2008
I did the line: grep backupd /var/log/system.log > ~/Desktop/backup.log However I still see nothing in the Time Machine Buddy screen. I gave up using it.
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Version 1.0
tmo1138
tmo1138
25 August 2008
Sorry I should be more clear.. I see output from the grep line you suggested but *still* see nothing in Time Machine Buddy when it runs.
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Version 1.0
Tate-Jones
Tate-Jones
25 August 2008
Please send me the backup.log file with your output to widgets@bluedog.com.au grep backupd /var/log/system.log > ~/Desktop/backup.log It will be visible on your Desktop. Cheers
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Version 1.0
Free

2.8

App requirements: 
  • Intel 32
  • PPC 32
  • Mac OS X 10.5.8 or later
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