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10.7: Using two Time Machine backups
Authored by: NaOH-Lye on Sep 13, '11 09:47:16AM
I haven't used it, but ControlPlane is a fork of MarcoPolo which is actively supported.

Link to ControlPlane Developer Site

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10.7: Using two Time Machine backups
Authored by: ruedu on Sep 14, '11 01:53:22PM

I'm the "owner" of ControlPlane. ControlPlane runs very well on Snow Leopard and Lion with full support for the WiFi evidence source as well as bluetooth, both of which don't work well with MarcoPolo.

ControlPlane has the ability to enable/disable TimeMachine but not change out the disks. This is not something CP will support natively because it would then require CP to maintain state information about TimeMachine itself, beyond the scope of CP.

The demand for swapping out TM disks is a lot bigger than I would have thought so I'm considering creating a separate app that could be installed along with CP (but would be standalone of course) that CP could then talk to force disk changes. If I did this, I'd love to hear input on what the utility should be capable of beyond changing the disks.



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10.7: Using two Time Machine backups
Authored by: installghost on Sep 15, '11 06:44:31PM

I would be very interested in a Time Machine switching application. Im not sure I understand what you mean by CP would have to monitor the state of Time Machine but it seems to me if CP could run scripts with root privileges CP could very easily switch the drive with the tmutil command.

I will gladly do what I can do to help make a Time Machine switching app.



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10.7: Using two Time Machine backups
Authored by: ruedu on Jan 31, '12 04:07:05PM
App is now available, called Tedium - http://www.tediumapp.com/

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