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28 Sep 2012, 01:29
Bob Cochran (109 posts)

Hi! I have the first edition of your book, P2.0, and I notice that the Table of Contents for this edition of the book doesn’t seem to cover the topic of changing the backup interval for Time Machine. I am running 10.8.2 and Tip 175 (in the first edition) doesn’t seem to work under Mountain Lion. Do you how to do this? I love automated Time Machine backups but I hate the hourly interval. For me, an interval of every 5 hours would be better.


Bob Cochran

30 Sep 2012, 14:12
Keir Thomas (37 posts)

Hi Bob

As you say, that tip on longer works. At some point I’ll have a poke around in the Time Machine subsystem to see if there’s anything similar. Sometimes the OS X developers change just the wording a little.


Keir Thomas Author

01 Feb 2013, 03:15
Daniel White (1 post)

Here are two possible ways: