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    deleting back time machine backups
    I am not sure where to post this. Since I have only been using a mac for about a month I figured the switcher hangout would be as good a place as any. I use a external hard drive for my tme machine backups and its getting pretty full. I got dialog box( sorry for the windows lingo) that said that the space available wasn't big enough the next back up. How do I tell time machine to delete the really old back ups so there will always be room on the drive.

    thanks

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    deleting back time machine backups
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    Good question, and one I'd like to know as well. I really don't need to roll back my system several months. A few weeks of padding would be fine by me. There has to be some freeware out there for this.
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    Time Machine is set to delete old backups automatically if it cant fit the new one in.What I did was actually go back and delete most.I kept the last 2-3 backups since I have my EXHd partioned.But TM will do it if its set to auto

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    deleting back time machine backups
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    I'd just like a utility that says "Delete backups older than x weeks/days". Something automated like that would be nice.
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    It has the option
    "delete when full"..I think thats fine.Once its full it deletes the older first...Cant get to complicated lol

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