Time Machine Tip

Change Backup Interval

This changes the interval to 30 minutes. The integer value is the time in seconds.

sudo defaults write /System/Library/Launch Daemons/com.apple.backupd-auto StartInterval -int 1800

Local Backups

Whether Time Machine performs local backups while the Time Machine backup volume is not available.

# Disable

sudo tmutil disablelocal

# Enable (Default)

sudo tmutil enablelocal

Prevent Time Machine from Prompting to Use New Hard Drives as Backup Volume

defaults write com.apple.TimeMachine DoNotOfferNewDisksForBackup -bool true