3 Replies Latest reply: Dec 7, 2012 3:49 PM by BDAqua
Marsha Boutelle Level 1 Level 1
expertise.iphone
iPhone

How do I create a Time Machine schedule for backups? I have a MacBook Pro and an external drive for Time Machine backups. However, I don't like keeping the external drive connected at all times (I don't have a lot of room on my desk). So I would like to be able to create my own schedule on a certain date every month, say on the 15th of each month, to hook up my external drive and use Time Machine to backup my files. (Right now, I get messages saying that my Time Machine backup "failed," because it has a default schedule on it, I guess.)


MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.5), Time Machine - scheduling problem
Solved by BDAqua on Dec 7, 2012 3:49 PM Solved

Good work, thanks for the tip Marsha!

Reply by BDAqua on Dec 4, 2012 11:38 PM Helpful

Hi Marsha,

 

TM is the most catankerous & worst Backup App I've ever run accross.

 

But...

 

http://www.maclife.com/article/howtos/how_create_time_machine_backup_reminder_al ert

 

http://www.markwheadon.com/blog/2009/03/changing-time-machine-backup-schedule/

 

http://timesoftware.free.fr/timemachineeditor/

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