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How can I customize the schedule at which Time Machine performs its backups?

I am annoyed by looking at the number of times I see the Time Machine backing up several MBs every hour and then the cleanup.

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Schedule backup for every 4 hours ( 4*60*60 = 14400 )

sudo defaults write /System/Library/LaunchDaemons/ StartInterval -int 14400

Default is 1 hour ( Rollback procedure )

sudo defaults write /System/Library/LaunchDaemons/ StartInterval -int 3600


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I would recommend using the app TimeMachineScheduler for this, it provides an easy-to-use graphical interface, and has a lot more features than a simple Terminal-line.

Unlike typing a command into where a typo can potentially create problem, using a graphical user interface is safer.


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