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Limit Time Machine restore point age?

Limit Time Machine restore point age?

We're running Time Machine on our SL server and recently purchased a Drobo S with the intent to perform regular local backups of the whole server. However, it's not really useful for us to keep backups older than a couple of weeks or a maximum of one month. We just don't need that kind of redundancy and really it's the last week or two that is interesting in case of a catastrophy.

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Guest [Entry]

Yes, Drobo has a script to do that.
Guest [Entry]

"While there is no explicit way to limit the actual age of a Time Machine backup it is possible to limit the amount of space is used on an external hard drive by Time Machine by forcing Time Machine to use a size limited sparseimage (Mac OS X Hints Instrucitons).

Time Machine by design won't start removing older backups until it has run out of available space for it's next delta backup."