Currently Being ModeratedApr 15, 2012 8:22 AM (in response to dfkotz)
Currently Being ModeratedApr 15, 2012 10:42 AM (in response to Frank Caggiano)
Thanks, Frank, I understand this is the way TM behaves, by default, but I am hoping someone knows a method to change the default behavior.
(and, I searched Pondini's otherwise-wonderful site thoroughly and he does not address this issue.)
Currently Being ModeratedApr 15, 2012 11:52 AM (in response to dfkotz)
The question then is what behavior you would want to change? Keep hourlys for a week, a month, forever? Or just keep hourlys for the day as it now is and keep dailys for 3 months or 6 months or?
So before you look for a way to change TM's behavior you need to say what it is you want to change.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 5, 2012 7:02 AM (in response to Frank Caggiano)
every time I work with my multiple external HDD's; eg, replace failed drives, re-arrange partitions, etc; Time Machine tries to back everything up that would normally be ignored, and deletes old backups from the backup HDD before it begins the backup. this hiccup gets me every time!!!
so, similar to Dave's request, I would like to be able to disable TM's automatic deletion of old backups. rather than telling me after the fact that it deleted old backups, I'd like it to tell me that there's insufficient space for the next backup unless it deletes some of the old backups, and asks me permission to continue. this would at least give me a chance to re-add the maintained/edited HDDs to the ignore list and retain my old backups.
can the automatic deletion of old backups be disabled by a hidden preference?
Currently Being ModeratedMay 6, 2012 8:33 PM (in response to Gregory Rivers)
Don't mess with Time Machine. No good will come from that.