What’s the single most important maintenance task you can do for your Mac (and, of course, yourself)? It’s not worrying about cleaning caches, or viruses, or malware.
Whether you clone your Mac’s hard disk or SSD storage, or use Time Machine, or both, it’s the backup that is the most critical aspect of maintaining your Mac.
Many Mac users do both which means Time Machine can get a workout. Apple made Time Machine easy to setup and use, less easy to restore, but useful nevertheless. If I have a gripe about Time Machine, it’s the all-too-frequent backup schedule.
Once an hour. Every hour. Every day. Forever.
Is there a way to control how Time Machine schedules daily incremental backups? Apple doesn’t give users that control but TimeMachineEditor does. Click on the controls to change the intervals where Time Machine backs up.
There’s not much to the controls. Configuration options include when to backup and on which days and at what time. Or set controls to change the typical weekly and monthly backups.
Then, click the Apply button and TimeMachineEditor takes care of the rest and instructs Time Machine to adhere to your schedule.
Just in case something goes awry, there’s a pop down menu which lets you view the Time Machine Logs. You don’t even need to leave TimeMachineEditor running. Once it sets the backup intervals, they’re set until you change them again.
Not bad for free, right?