How to Schedule Time Machine Back-Ups in macOS Ventura

  • 29 May 2023
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Dennis Sellers

Time Machine is one of the best features of macOS, automating the process of backing up your primary data drive to an external drive. If you’re not using it, you should.

Losing your data can be catastrophic. Besides, it’s easy to use; just plugging in an external drive displays a dialog asking whether or not you’d like to use that drive for Time Machine backups. Let’s look at how to schedule backups using macOS Ventura.

 

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“By default, Time Machine makes hourly backups for the past 24 hours, daily backups for the past month, and weekly backups for all previous months. The oldest backups are deleted when your backup disk is full.

However, with macOS Ventura, you can change the backup frequency. To do so, open Time Machine settings, click Options, then choose a setting from the “Back up frequency” menu.”

 

I like this added feature. 👍

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“By default, Time Machine makes hourly backups for the past 24 hours, daily backups for the past month, and weekly backups for all previous months. The oldest backups are deleted when your backup disk is full.

However, with macOS Ventura, you can change the backup frequency. To do so, open Time Machine settings, click Options, then choose a setting from the “Back up frequency” menu.”

 

I like this added feature. 👍

Yes. Nice to finally have some customisation 

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