Is there a way to enable notifications for completed Time Machine backups?

  • I can't imagine anything more irritating than 24 "success" notifications a day.
    – Tetsujin
    Oct 24, 2020 at 15:40
  • I only run a backup once every 10 days.
    – orschiro
    Oct 26, 2020 at 11:03
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    I can't imagine the reasoning behind doing that, but OK.
    – Tetsujin
    Oct 26, 2020 at 11:09

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With TMNotifier you can send yourself an email when a backup is completed. It also notifies you when a Time Machine error occurs.

The only disadvantage: TMNotifier is not free.

However, there is a free version, but you can only do limited things there... But the small price that has to be paid, it's worth it!

  • Can it only notify upon completed backups? Screening over the options, it seems to be always sending on failures as well.
    – orschiro
    May 5, 2022 at 18:48

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