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    Sep 19, 2011
    Time Machine Backup
    I've got this weird problem with Time Machine. I backup manually to an external 2 TB drive every Wed. and Sunday. I've been doing this for the last year. So I basically have 2 backups every 7 days.

    I noticed that the last 10 backup dates are fine, with two backups occurring every 7 days like I've done. However, at the 11th backup (and each one thereafter), Time Machine is only showing one backup every 7 days. I verified this in Time Machine as well as a program called Time Tracker and also manually browsing the hard drive.
    Anyone have any ideas what's going on? Is Time Machine somehow consolidating my backup schedule after a certain point, sort of how it does the to auto backups (each hour for 24 hours, then once a day for a month, then once a week, etc.)

    And no it doesn't have to do with a lack of hard drive space. I've only used .15 TB of a 2 TB drive.

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    Apr 26, 2008
    2013 MBA 13" - OS X 10.11
    I think you described your own solution in the last paragraph.
    There is no difference in a manual vs. automatic backup, only the way it is triggered.

    Have you checked your files ... are they in Time Machine ?

    As long as you let Time Machine do its thing ( and not interrupt it ) I have had no issues so far, and I have been using it for more than 3 years now.

    Cheers ... McBie
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