Normally Time Machine is not location sensitive, for example, if you wish to use a specific backup drive at work, and a different one at home, you need to use the Time Machine Control Panel to switch between drives. I back up my Macbook Pro using Time Machine to OS X server at both work […]
Normally to remove a file or folder from Time Machine, you would open Time Machine, highlight the file or folder, and then choose Remove from Backup in the options pull down. But to do this with an invisible directory in the Finder by using Go -> Go to Folder… (command-shift-G) and enter the path. Once […]
I just found a site that has instructions on how to replace your Time Capsule’s hard drive… Hard Drive Repair for Time Capsule With Internal Drive Error.
According to World of Apple, Build 10C540 has been released to developers for testing of 10.6.2… Apple has once again given developers another build of Mac OS X 10.6.2, despite being on the cards for release for several weeks build 10C540 solves several issues but continues to contain no known issues. Obscurely in this build […]
Folks, For the last 4 months or so, I have been part of the Appleseed beta program for Snow Leopard, and overall I have to say that Apple has done a good job so far with Snow Leopard. I just got the general release, and so far, I have run into no issues show stopping […]
Folks, One Major issue that I have with Time Machine, is that the OS does not warn you (reliably) if you go too long between backups. Here’s a python script that can do so… Â It’s primarily designed for attached (usb/firewire) storage, but I have added support for Time Capsule style backups… Â When run, the script […]
Well, I am working on testing a scheme to only allow Time Machine to run when the user is local to the Time Capsule… Through some research, you can turn on and off Time Machine from the command line… Turn On -Â defaults write /Library/Preferences/com.apple.timemachine AutoBackup -boolean true Turn Off -Â defaults write /Library/Preferences/com.apple.timemachine AutoBackup -boolean false […]
Time Machine is generally a very valuable and useful tool, but like any tool when it breaks you need to be able to fix it. One issue that Time Machine doesn’t seem to resolve well is it’s lock files… I ran into a issue where my mother-in-laws system was reporting “You do not have access […]