Is there any way to limit the number of versions time machine keeps of files?
In this case, I want time machine to back up some of my Virtual Machines. However, Since VM images are very large and monolithic, using the VM results in a 25 GB file that has to be backed up in it's entirety again.
However, I do want to have at least one version of the VM backed up, as a disaster prevention measure.
Is there any way to limit the history-depth that time machine keeps for certain files? I really want the extended backup that you get of everything else. Just letting the time machine drive fill up, and lose the oldest backups to a bunch of giant VM images is not an acceptable solution
Is there any way to modify time-machine backups using the terminal? I can see using some OS X
cron analog to run a script that periodically deletes extra VM backups.