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My 2013 iMac was recalled by the factory for some issue with the drive. The drive was changed and I started afresh - I thought. It turns out that I was running some schedule on Time Machine which updated every time there was a change in file parameters. Which means always. One adviser suggests that this old script has been transported onto the new drive, but now I can't get to it to stop it. I do not run Time Machine and make all my back-ups by another program.

Does anyone have any idea if anything can be done to fix it?

  • Is Time Machine activated in System Preferences? – nohillside Jan 15 '16 at 18:39
  • Hi Patrix,sorry for late response. – John F. Jan 17 '16 at 21:59
  • Time Machine is not activated. – John F. Jan 17 '16 at 22:00
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All you need to do is just toggle off time machine. The scripts are for people that want to inherit an old backup folder when they continue to use time machine.

See tmutil inheritbackup command line tool for details and the manual page.

Inheriting is typically only one step in the process of configuring a backup for use by a machine. You may also need to use setdestination, associatedisk, or both, depending on the situation.

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