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Time Machine Now Offers Daily and Weekly Frequencies | Computer Hardware

Time Machine Now Offers Daily and Weekly Frequencies | Computer Hardware

Since its inception, Time Machine has backed up on an hourly schedule. It then keeps hourly backups for the last 24 hours, daily backups for the last month, and weekly backups back to the start of the backup. After the backup drive is low on space, Time Machine deletes old backups to make room for new ones, at least one copy of each backup file is always maintained. Traditional hourly backups are usually fine, but starting with macOS 13 Ventura, Apple lets you choose a daily or weekly schedule instead. One of these can be useful for Macs that are turned on infrequently or where very little critical data changes. It can also reduce resource usage and how much data Time Machine backs up. Most people don't need to change the backup frequency, but if you've always wanted to, now you can.

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