TimeMachineEditor

TimeMachineEditor 2.5.3

Change the backup interval in Time Machine

TimeMachineEditor lets you adjust the interval at which your Mac's Time Machine makes backups. View full description

PROS

  • Schedule precisely or by intervals

CONS

  • Limited to one function

Very good
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TimeMachineEditor lets you adjust the interval at which your Mac's Time Machine makes backups.

The default setup of your Time Machine is to make backups every hour, which is good for safety reasons, but may not necessarily suit you. Thanks to TimeMachineEditor, you can set your own interval, setting something like 12 or even more than 24 hours, if you don't want to have Time Machine working too often.

TimeMachineEditor can also let you set a precise time at which you want to carry out backups. Choose whether you want to be monthly, weekly or daily. You can type in a precise hour and choose the day of the week. TimeMachineEditor is easy to use and great if you want to control your own backups. However don't expect anything more from it. In all, it's a good complement on your Mac if you use Time Machine.

TimeMachineEditor is a specific application to tewak when your Time Machine performs backups.

Changes

  • Fix minor interface issue
  • Japanese localization

TimeMachineEditor is a software for Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard that lets you change the default one-hour backup interval of Time Machine. You can change the interval or decide to make a backup once a day, once a week or once a month.

This is usefull if you don’t need to backup every hour and don’t want the performance penalty. This is also especially usefull if you manipulate lots of data within one hour as you would spend the whole day backing up.

TimeMachineEditor merely updates a system configuration file to change the Time Machine scheduling. If you want to revert the change back to the original setting, you just need to apply a new schedule with an interval of one hour.

Once you have changed the scheduling, you can still use the Time Machine preference pane from “System Preferences” as you did before. However the preference pane won’t reflect your new scheduling, in particular the next backup date won’t be correct.

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TimeMachineEditor 2.5.3

User reviews about TimeMachineEditor

  • sethchan

    by sethchan

    "Hate it, hate it, hate it!!!"

    I installed an older version and then apparently deleted it in the incorrect way. Now I can't get my normal Time Manager... More.

    reviewed on February 22, 2012

  • Simpan

    by Simpan

    "Does what it should, and does it great."

    TimeMachineEditor sets out with one goal, to give the user a way to change the very sparse default settings of the Time ... More.

    reviewed on April 7, 2009