I never heard of this--I guess it's new since Apple added the menu icon. Maybe it's obvious!<br><br>You can configure TM (pick a drive) but leave it turned OFF... and still use it. It won't back up hourly, but you can choose Back Up Now from the menu icon any time you like.<br><br>I assumed you had to have TM "on" in order to do that. But the "on/off" just refers to the automatic hourly schedule. TM is fully functional, including browsing the history, even when "off."<br><br>I'm tempted to back up just once a day, manually, and only turn on the hourly backups during complex work on big projects.<br><br>Though I do like the peace of mind TM gives me left to its own devices. (Which is not to say I'm entirely happy with the system--it's clearly an idea that needs to evolve.)<br><br>nagr[color:red]o</font color=red>mme<br><br>I require stroyent!<br>TeamMacOSX.com | MacClan.net
And if you want to trigger it from your keyboard instead of having to mouse (using iKey or whatever) you can use the following terminal command:<br><br>/System/Library/CoreServices/backupd.bundle/Contents/Resources/backupd-helper >/dev/null 2>&1 &<br><br>[color:purple]A lopsided man runs best along the little side-hills of success<br>- Frank Moore Colby</font color=purple>
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Cool! I was thinking of making an Automator script.<br><br>I'm now leaning towards just letting it back up (usually just a few MB) every hour. The day may come when that last 8 hours of work being saved is vital!<br><br>I'll try not to think about that 1TB drive spinning up and back down 8,760 times per year! (Since my computer is now Folding again--and on 24/7.)<br><br>nagr[color:red]o</font color=red>mme<br><br>I require stroyent!<br>TeamMacOSX.com | MacClan.net
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