Time Machine settings

Use this payload to define the location and options for Time Machine backups on managed Mac computers.

Note: Use the Time Machine payload for OS X device, user, and user group configuration profiles. For more information, see About profiles and payloads and Payload best practices.

Specific commands can be hidden from the user.



Backup Server

URL of the backup destination, such as afp://server.example.com/backups/.

Back up all volumes

When this option is chosen, all mounted volumes are backed up by default.

Back up system files and folders

When this option is chosen, OS X system files and folders are backed up.

Enable automatic backups

When this option is chosen, backups are handled automatically, instead of having the user perform them manually.

Enable local snapshots

When this option is chosen, Time Machine creates local backup snapshots if the backup destination is offline (for Mac portables with OS X v10.8 or later).

Backup size limit

You can enter a limit in MB for the size of the backup. Leaving this value blank or entering a zero places no limit on the amount of data backed up.

Paths to skip

Click Add add button to enter additional volumes and locations to exclude from the backup.